Cabbage Worms on Cabbage_ Collards and broccoli

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                                 EXTENSION PROGRAM
                FAXED RESOURCE EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY SYSTEM


         Control Cabbage Worms on
        Cabbage, Collards and Broccoli

T
       he major insect                                                     Detergent improves
      pests of cabbage                                                         coverage…
      and related plants            Be sure to apply                        Since the bacterium
are cabbage worms which               the first spray                 must be eaten to kill the
chew large ragged holes in                                            larvae, good coverage of
                                    when damage is                    the plants will be neces-
the leaves. The cabbage
worm complex consists of             first noted and                  sary. To improve cover-
the cabbage looper, the              continue treat-                  age, add one teaspoon of
imported cabbageworm,                                                 a mild detergent such as
                                    ments at weekly                   dish washing or laundry
and the diamondback
moth. All of these are               intervals for at                 detergent to each gallon
green caterpillars and all              least three                   of spray mlx.
are capable of causing                                                      Be sure to apply the
serious damage.
                                       applications.                  first spray when damage
   Several insecticides                                               is first noted and continue
       available…                                                     treatments at weekly inter-
     Several insecticides                                             vals for at least three ap-
are available to gardeners                                            plications.
for cabbageworm control but only one                       Caterpillars resist pesticides…
of these will adequately control all 3                   Quicker reductions in caterpillar
types of caterpillars when heavy popu-              numbers can be attained by mixing
lation occurs.                                      sevin 50% WP with the bacterium. But,
     The effective material is a biologi-           sevin alone, will not adequately control
cal insecticide, a bacterium called BA-             all 3 pests when large populations de-
CILLUS THURINGENISIS. You don’t                     velop.
have to remember the scientific termi-                   Remember to use the biological in-
nology though. The product is sold at               secticide sold under the trade names
garden centers as - Dipel, Thuricide, and           Dipel, Thuricide, and others on your cab-
others. It does not harm beneficial in-             bage and related plants when worm
sects, and is harmless to man and pets.             damage is first noted and repeat weekly.
                                                         For more information on controlling cabbage
                                                    worms on cabbage, collards and broccoli, contact
                                                    your local County Extension Office.



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