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NicholasT93
May 1, 2020 5:23 PM CST
I've had a problem with onion maggots eating my garlic and onions, I was wondering if I pulled out the garlic, washed the bulb and roots with dish soap and water and re planted it if the onion maggots would survive and I would just be spreading the infestation.
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oneeyeluke
May 2, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Only if you move them to a new location after washing them because if newly hatched maggots don't find a food source, they won't survive. Crop rotation is one of the most important aspects of onion maggot control. If newly hatched maggots don't find a food source, they won't survive. If you plant the onions in the same place they came from, the the maggots will attach to the onions. So move them to another spot to stop them completely. Thanks for sharing.
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