broccoli leaves - Knowledgebase Question

virginia beach, Vi
Question by kath5kat
July 25, 2009
my broccoli plant leaves are being eaten by something. the holes are mostly even, not ragged, circular in shape. 'am rather sure it is not rabbits. thanks.

Answer from NGA
July 25, 2009


I suspect your broccoli plants are being attacked by little green cabbage worms. They are difficult to see because they are the same shade of green as the broccoli leaves but you'll probably see frass (bug poop) beneath your plants or on the leaves directly below where they are feeding. Bt (sold as Dipel or Thuricide) will control them and is safe to use on your veggies. Best wishes with your broccoli.

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