Cabbage Root Maggot Control Guide

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02 May 2022

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If you grow cabbages or other crops in your yard You may be thinking what you can do to stop Cabbage Root Maggot. The good news is there's an easy guide to control that will help you prevent infestations from beginning. This article will discuss Cabbage Root Maggot life cycles as well as symptoms and treatments in this piece. We'll also cover prevention and control methods. When you've gained a grasp on this pest, it's time to start treating your plantations.

The signs

There are a variety of signs that indicate a Maggot infestations of the cabbage root are quite common, including the growth being stunted and the wilted exterior leaves. All woody branches and other debris could contain eggs of maggots. While cabbage root maggots are likely to die in the process of the composting process, they could be harmful to your plant. The sooner you get them, the better. eliminate the affected stems and properly dispose of them. It is also possible to burn the stems or break them up, before composting them.

Although cabbage roots are the most popular host plant of root maggots crops can also become infested. The insects feed on roots of many vegetable crops which include radish, cabbage turnip, carrot, and onions. They may cause significant damage for crops, leading to an increase in growth and possibly the death of a plant. The insects also can cause infections caused by bacteria in plants. To prevent this problem, plant cabbages infested with root maggots using thick paper collars.

The life-cycle

There are four phases to the life of the cabbage root maggot. They are pupa, larvae and adults. Following of cole roots, the larva develops into the shape of an egg with a brown color. The larva lives in winter close to the ground before hatching in the spring as an adult. In spring, it emerges as an adult and lay eggs on the hosts.

For keeping the cabbage maggots away from your crops' roots in the spring fly season, build the collar. The collar is made of a thin roofing felt or even a cardboard piece. high nitrogen liquid fertilizer or cardboard, since they will rot. To stop larvae from producing eggs, you can use an organic plant-based pesticide, like Ecotrol G.


If you spot a weird looking white worm on the cabbage plant, it might be it's a Cabbage Root Maggot. They have three life cycles which include pupa, larva as well as adult. They feed on plant's stems and roots and stay in soil for the winter. When their pupae are overwinter, they emerge in the spring and become adult. They are often found in white cocoons containing skin and silk when they hatch from eggs. During this time that they are laying eggs and will hatch to become adults. This pest can be found on your property between May and October. It looks similar to the small house fly but it is much smaller. It also has an dark stripe running down its back.

The most detrimental time for planting cabbage maggots is during the first part of the season. Planting later can prevent those who have been overwintering from having eggs. Be wary of digging as it can cause the pupae to be exposed. Use paper collars if you need to plant. The collar should reach the root system and must be tightly wrapped around the stem, so maggots won't be able to get food. There isn't an all-inclusive solution for preventing cabbage root maggots, it's important to stop them from infesting your crops.


In order to effectively eliminate this pest to control the problem, it is possible to use cultural and seed treatment methods. It is the first step to dig up and bury the affected plants into compost heap. When the compost pile is dumped, the larvae will usually die. This process can be repeated during the growth season. Over the course of time you should notice fewer pests. This guide will demonstrate what to do to implement the best control method to your particular soil and plants.

Maggot larvae of the cabbage root turn into white pupae. These look like skins, and are held in place by silk. The pupae emerge from their eggs around three weeks. The maggots from cabbage are observed throughout the year, often in the early morning and late night. During warmer seasons, cabbage root maggots will begin to emerge around towards the end of April. In cooler regions they'll appear around May.

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