Cutworms Cutting Down My Beans
I haven't seen them, much less caught them in the act (they operate at night) but many of my beans have been chopped off at or near the ground soon after emerging. It looks like the work of cut worms. Occasionally the stem of the young bean plant drops into a hole in the soil, which I understand is characteristic of cutworm damage.
I routinely protect tomato and pepper seedlings with a physical barrier. The beans however, are direct seeded as well as being too numerous for that approach.
Any suggestions, other than reseeding?