Cabbage Looper & Cabbage Worm

Cabbage

Looper & Cabbage Worm

Description: In most of the country it is almost impossible

to raise any vegetable in the cole family (cabbage,

broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) without controlling

these green pests, 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″ long. Presence of

white or yellow butterflies signals start of infestation.

These cabbage pests can defoliate plants very quickly

when fully grown. They eat holes in leaves, leaving

green excrement.

Solution: Super-Light Insect Barriers are excellent

to block infestation. Trichogramma control these cabbage

pests; they lay their eggs in, and destroy, the eggs

of moths and butterflies which would otherwise hatch

to become cabbage worms and loopers; but they do not

kill the pests themselves. Once these pests have hatched,

use MVP II or Bt ssp. kurstaki for complete and

rapid control of cabbage worms and loopers. Feeding

stops almost as soon as Bt is eaten, and the worms die

within 48 hours.

 


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