Are they cutworms?

John Jordan asked 12 years ago
I have a variety of cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi growing but they are succumbing to some kind of worm, I think they are cutworms but they are very small and white like tiny maggots. Any description I see of cutworms mentions one or two but there seems to be 4 or 5 per plant. is there a simple way to get rid of them? They are destroying all plants in their path.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is likely to be cabbage root fly, which attacks all members of the cabbage family. They can only be prevented, not controlled once present.

More info here:  https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/cabbage-root-fly/?id=5677

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