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I did a google search using the keywords "corn borers mineral oil" and came up with this link and the home page it came from.

An excerpt form the Q & A:

I planted corn in my garden this fall and it turned out beautifully, but the corn ear worms ate more corn than I did. What can I do to prevent this?

Spray or dust the ear silks with Sevin (carbaryl) to prevent adult insects from entering and laying eggs. Begin dusting and spraying at an early stage and repeat every two days. A drop of mineral oil on the silks is recommended to prevent earworm damage.
http://www.farminfo.org/garden/sweetcorn-m.htm

This is the homepage of this site, hope it helps.

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