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gotta be kidding me: cabbage maggot

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gotta be kidding me: cabbage maggot

Post  chocolatepop on 6/28/2010, 9:55 pm

i pulled one of my largest turnips today, super excited, pulled it and it look liked a highway was driven through it. So, I kept pulling and EVERY ONE istunneled. I broke one root off and there it was, a larvae, stupid white maggot. So after research I figured out what it was.

I pulled some beets and they seem fine.

so... what do I do to prevent this!!! I used two squares that could have been dedicated to something else. I was so concentrated on cabbage moth and cabbage maggot.
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Post  camprn on 6/28/2010, 10:35 pm

@chocolatepop wrote:i pulled one of my largest turnips today, super excited, pulled it and it look liked a highway was driven through it. So, I kept pulling and EVERY ONE istunneled. I broke one root off and there it was, a larvae, stupid white maggot. So after research I figured out what it was.

I pulled some beets and they seem fine.

so... what do I do to prevent this!!! I used two squares that could have been dedicated to something else. I was so concentrated on cabbage moth and cabbage maggot.
Gutted! I'm so sorry!
I found some interesting info about this dreaded turnip maggot..................http://www.acornorganic.org/cgi-bin/organopedia/insectdisplay?395
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