Can folks send out what to look for? Should we just pull a few plugs
(before transplanting) and look for maggots in the root ball?
We will certainly consider covering our transplants as well. How long
does the threat continue? Does the spring laying season eventually come
to an end?
Full Moon Farm
On 4/27/2012 5:28 AM, Norman Paul wrote:
> Greetings fellow List Serve Farmers:
> I don't know if it is a result of the mild winter but two farmers in the Dighton, Mass area
> just lost all their onion transplants to onion maggot. They planted last friday and as of
> yesterday they are pretty much gone.... the maggot starts at the roots and works its way
> up into the baby bulb. We are thinking it may have started in the greenhouses; who knows!
> Keep an eye out for these guys. If you can't cover early plantings with remay put out yellow
> sticky cards. They work for us for cabbage maggot this time of year. All the Best Skip