But they will be vulnerable to pests, such as flea beetle and cabbage root fly
, unless covered by horticultural fleece or insect-proof mesh.
PLACE cardboard collars around brassica vegetables such as cabbages and broccoli to prevent cabbage root fly
Place cardboard collars around brassica veg such as cabbages and broccoli to prevent cabbage root fly
BASF have also developed an all-round treatment aimed at fruit and veg growers that tackle the underground larval stage of pests including carrot fly, sciarid fly, cabbage root fly
, sawflies, onion flies and codling moths.
Cabbage hatch When planting cabbage, use brassica collars to stop cabbage root fly
laying eggs in the soil around the stems.
It beats carrot fly, leek moth and cabbage root fly
Deter cabbage root fly
by placing collars around stems ?
Put brassica collars around cabbages and cauliflowers to deter cabbage root fly
and erect low screens around carrots to keep carrot fly at bay.
Warmer temperatures were also expected to increase the occurrence of Mealy Cabbage aphid, Cabbage Root fly
, Diamond Back moth and Colorado beetle, which could all cause significant damage to crops, warned Harrington.
Intercropping cabbage with clover reduces root damage to cabbage by the cabbage root fly
The cabbage root fly
, Erioischia brassiere (Bouche).
Protect brassicas such as cabbage and cauliflower with brassica collars against cabbage root fly