Department of Entomology
Reliable estimates of the average yearly loss of growing corn (not including stored corn) thru insect attack in the United States is placed at 10 to 15 per cent of the total value. In South Dakota the loss is less than 10 per cent, but nevertheless it is a considerable yearly tax upon the farmers of our state and one which can be greatly reduced thru proper application of control measures based upon a thoro [sic] knowledge of the life of these harmful insects and methods of their work.It is our aim in this bulletin to discuss briefly· only the most important and common insects which reduce the corn yield in this state. Many other insect pests may be found, at times, working upon or within the corn leaves, stems, roots, husks, silk, pollen and ears, and occasionally these insects may do considerable harm, but for information regarding these, the farmer should write to the Entomology Department of the South Dakota State College.
insects, insecticides, Army worms, Cutworms, Ear worms, grasshoppers, Aphids, grubs, Wireworms
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Severin, H.C., "Injurious Corn Insects" (1918). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 178.