sweetcorn help

My sweetcorn are going great this year despite the weather. However I've got a small problem :)
On all the hobs (or is it cobs?) The stingy bits have been eaten by something. By the millions of slugs I seems to have on my allotment this year I'm assuming it's them. Hopefully they've already been pollinated. So far I have peeled back the skin to let more of the stringy bits out.
Any more advice? Has this happened to anyone else?
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jason2234 wrote:

It could be birds or rodents too.
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Go to a nursery and ask for a snail/slug bait in which the active ingredient is "iron phosphate" (actually it is ferric phosphate, but that's another story). It is safe for vegetables. Non-poisonous to pets, unless you have a pet gastropod. It is even a food supplement for humans, but deadly to snails/slugs. Forty-eight hours later, 98% of you slug and snail problems will be history. You will need to reapply every couple of weeks, but gives nearly 100% protection.
You can still peel back the jacket of the corn a wee bit, and brush the the tassels against the silks to pollinate the corn. A lot of work, but you'll get a crop.
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