A terrible pest that causes sweat any gardener – cabbage moth. This direct relative normal clothes moth can easily destroy a significant amount of your crop.
Let us first we will explain what a cabbage moth and how it looks. In the gardens of Ukraine and Russia, this pest is spread almost everywhere. It feeds not only the cabbage, it can easily chew even a turnip or similar vegetables. As usual, clothes moth, a pest that has a small size. Wingspan is not large, about 15-18 mm. The color of the wings – gray with dusky hue. Egg logical understandable too small in size – only 0.5 mm in diameter. Moth caterpillar is green, with small, sparse bristles dark. The length increases to 1.3 cm at the most.
From the cocoon of cabbage butterfly pierid appears only at the beginning of May. Females are capable of at a time delay of up to 300 eggs and a week later they are able to fully develop, and so the light will be cabbage caterpillar in a large quantity. I want to draw your attention that in one season mole able to multiply and produce litters of about 6 times.
Cabbage moth, how to fight and destroy the garden
Just want to let you know that the fight against diamondback moth is very bustling, as a serious pest.
- First, after the harvest meeting, it is recommended to completely destroy all remnants of vegetables, roots and weeds.
- If this measure does not help, you can make a microbiological agent. To take this Lepidocide powder (about 25 grams per 10 liters of water) or using Lepidocide 5 tablets per liter of water.
- An excellent alternative is to use bitoksibatsillin: use about 9 tablets per liter of water, or do fitoverm emulsion concentrate (approximately 8 ml per 10 liters of water).