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Whats eating my corn leaves?

Something is eating holes in my corn plants and I have no idea what it is or how to treat it. I have a few leaf miners in my tomato plants, and blackeye pea plants, but the leaf damage in the corn doesn't appear to be the same. Everytime i check the plants i never see any bugs on them so im not sure what is doing the damage. Please help!


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That looks like slug damage. Go out at night and check your plants.

Look for the tell tale sign of slugs, that silvery dried up slime trail on the plants and maybe on the ground. You can see that during the day.

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I have some similar damage on corn, in my case tho it is Japanese beetles... Caught some in the act...

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