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White maggots eating my Tipperary Turnips


 
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Liam C Ryan
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: White maggots eating my Tipperary Turnips Reply with quote

Pulled two of my turnips today to find ,to my horror , their roots are been eaten by small white maggots. Any idea what they are?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably cabbage root fly. im not sure but exactly..but i assume they'd attack all brassica's.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nozebleed ,????, It is the cabbage root fly. I Googled some images and it is . They are white and they make tunnels at the base of the turnip . Sadly there is no method of prevention .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good rotation of crops and cover the early crops with FLEECE after sowing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: White maggots eating my Tipperary Turnips Reply with quote

Liam C Ryan wrote:
Pulled two of my turnips today to find ,to my horror , their roots are been eaten by small white maggots. Any idea what they are?

Regards
Liam C

Hi Liam c ryan,
The most effective way of stopping this pest is to prevent the female fly from laying her eggs on the soil surface. as michael said fleece would help or you could try collars around the base of each plant about 6 inches in diameter. these can be made from cardboard or carpet underlay etc. good luck.

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