Turnips

Eddie Morley asked 13 years ago
Congrats on the new website,something like this was long overdue….I am attempting to grow turnips on a small scale,last year i found the tops were constantly been eaten by some fly,(full of small round holes)This year the growth is emerging well,should I spray this growth ,or would the potato spray (Diathane) be any good..i cannot find any slug or fly on the foliage so just looking for advise if I should spray them

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Turnips, and other members of the cabbage family, are often attacked by flea beetles, small beetles that eat small holes in the leaves and can severely weaken seedlings.

A dust of derris or similar will deal with a severe infestation, but if there are just a few spots, the damage is not significant and no action is necessary. 

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