Insect Control For Brussel Sprouts - Knowledgebase Question

Rehoboth, Ma
Question by captnmorgan
July 14, 2008
I'm raising some Brussel Sprouts. The plants seem to be doing well except for the holes in the leaves. The leaves are beginning to look like lace. I suspect cabbage worms. I have seen some small catapillars on the leaves. I crush them when I find them. Would you recommend some insect control that I could spray or water on my plants. I've read that i might consider a chemical called

Answer from NGA
July 14, 2008


You can control cabbage worms with a product called Bt (bacillus thuringensis), which is sold under the name Dipel. It is readily available and is safe to use on veggies such as Brussel sprouts and cabbage. Home Depot carries the product.

Best wishes with your Brussel sprouts!

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