Continuing Caterpillar Saga
Yesterday morning we inspected all our Brassicas to see if we still had more caterpillars to deal with.
Um, yes. Yes we did. I know you see the bigger cabbageworm, but do you see the tiny one too? It’s along the purple midrib. These guys start really small but eat and grow quickly. Yuck. We also found some eggs that haven’t yet hatched.
We dusted with Dipel Dust to see if we could get better control. Of course, with the shaker cans, it is a real challenge to get even coverage and not put on too much. If we aren’t seeing better control by later in the week, we may have to bring out the big guns…I saw that one single cabbage butterfly can lay up to 300 eggs in its lifetime. I really don’t want these caterpillars to get to the adult stage!
Posted on August 28, 2013, in Insects Abound! and tagged broccoli, cabbage, caterpillars, cauliflower, insect, insects. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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