Friday, June 13, 2014
Cabbageworms are Active Now
These crops can tolerate some feeding. However young seedlings and transplants are particularly susceptible to feeding injury and should be protected. Checking plants regularly is very important so any infestations can be spotted quickly to minimize injury. If any imported cabbageworms (and cabbage loopers later in the summer) are discovered, there are several options for dealing with them, including handpicking and using the low impact insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis. For more information, see Caterpillar pests of cole crops in home gardens.