Originally posted by brittneal
What do you do? pick the worms off, yuck. if i was shucking corne and found 1 worm, that sucker would be in the cack yard for the birs and squirelz!
Did she just eat the boiled worms for extra bonus protine! Again Yuck!
When I was a kid, we used to joke that you paid for the corn, but the meat was free
" /> Jokes aside, just peel the corn and throw the worms away........then eat around or cut off the worm eaten part. It is not yuck at all, but lots of people feel that way.
. There are 2 types of worms here in Massachusetts (plus subtypes, but this is not an entomoligy lesson). The "borers" overwinter in old stalks. Crop rotation keeps them at bay. The "earworm" moths migrate up from the south each summer and arrive later, just in time to damage the "main" crop. They are the ones that you find at the tip of the ear. Those in the know don't worry about them. Just cut off the tip, and cook as usual. Most people hate them. When I farmed full time I sprayed for the earworms every few days. mostly with Lannate (tm), a potentially dangerous, professional use only, pesticide. Lannate, when used as directed, is useful and safe.
Now that I farm part time, I don't spray. I let my professional pesticide license lapse,years ago, and I don't plan to renew it. My early corn was worm free, but my mid season and later sweet corn has at least one worm in most ears.