Spinach Leafminer – How to control



Description: Adult is a small black and yellow fly (seldom

seen).The adult fly lays eggs on underside of leaves;

tiny yellowish larvae (1/8″ long) hatch and tunnel inside

leaves. Several generations develop each summer. It

is the most destructive pest of spinach; also infests

red beets. Tunnels cause whitish dead areas, making

the leaves undesirable; plant growth may be stunted.

Solution: Spray

beet tops and spinach with Oil-AwayTM Insecticidal

Spray or Eco-OilTM

Insecticidal Spray. Ensure coverage on the underside

of leaves. Super-Light Insect Barriers provide

a highly effective defense against leafminers on both

spinach and beets.


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