Microbial Control of Black Cutworm
I've been claiming to have an army worm infestation. I was wrong. It's the black cutworm. Some sites are not careful about their identification. Eventually, I noticed the discrepancy. (Dawn, these are the ones I've been harping about since the very beginning when I only had the planter. I really have a bad infestation of them. It's a conspiracy put upon by our very own Lisa. I just know it.) :D
While clarifying, I read black cutworms are susceptible to a virus. It's like wormy ecoli. It's quite gross. Then, they eat their wounded, so to speak. Uber Gross. Finally, the virus spreads quickly and naturally kills off the entire lot.
Does this stuff come in a bottle, yet? All I can find is scientific studies and that they're wanting to treat GOLF COURSES. We must have our priorities in order. Golf courses > food gardens. *sigh*
But I know it works! I just watched hundreds die in the manner described. Heck, I considered swabbing some of it up to apply to a plant later down the road when they appear.