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Post  doneal 4/19/2012, 8:40 pm

What do you think is eating my radish tops:(

something is eating my radish tops Radish15

Don’t pay attention to the date stamp on the pic. Camera batteries died lost the date had to re set it 4/19/12 if it wasn’t for bad luck would have any luck at all.
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Post  camprn 4/19/2012, 9:02 pm

First guess, slugs, second guess, a caterpillar type worm; look under the leaves, maybe even bring a magnifying glass with you, you might even try looking at night. Good luck!

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Post  doneal 4/19/2012, 9:51 pm

Here what was eating my radishes good advice (((((((((camprn))))))))))) I went out with a flash light and found this little monster eating away. The green around it is what he spit up? I didn’t smash it –YET-

I think I will go back out and look for more.

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Post  doneal 4/19/2012, 10:05 pm

Went back out and found another one here a better picture.

Could someone help me identify this worm?

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Post  Lindacol 4/20/2012, 3:38 pm

I showed this to my daughter and here is her reply:

It looks to be some kind of moth caterpillar. Which one, can't say for sure since they molt several times from hatching to forming the cocoon and with each molt they look different from the previous stage. Its color (not green) excludes several possibilities. The caterpillar pictured looks close to forming a cocoon so if one could keep it in a container while it metamorphoses then one could see the adult moth (which would be easier to ID but still not full proof as there are several thousand species of moths in a given state. The Cutworm moth is a possibility though.

I've included some links below which have radish pests pictured.

http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-65.pdf

http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/e253caterpillarpests-cole.html

Sorry I can't be of more assistance

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Post  jillintx 4/20/2012, 3:54 pm

Try googling pictures of armyworms and see if those look like what you're seeing. We're having a bad time with the armyworms around here because of the mild winter.
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Post  doneal 4/20/2012, 8:27 pm

It’s cutworms I’ve ordered BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT this is what I found out about BT: Spores and crystalline insecticidal proteins produced by B. thuringiensis have been used to control insect pests since the 1920s. Because of their specificity, these pesticides are regarded as environmentally friendly, I think I remember one of "Mel" shows on pbs and he used it?
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Post  doneal 4/22/2012, 8:05 pm

I’ve been going out every night with a flash light and finding the worms. The B.T. that I ordered shoud be here is a couple of days. I very timped to dust with seven, but really don’t want to.
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Post  camprn 4/22/2012, 8:45 pm

Please use any pesticides following the label instructions. I bet you want to have honey bees keep coming to your garden. something is eating my radish tops 311672

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Post  doneal 4/23/2012, 7:46 pm

@camprn wrote:Please use any pesticides following the label instructions. I bet you want to have honey bees keep coming to your garden. something is eating my radish tops 311672

Yes, I agree! And I will add only use it when you really have to and with moderation.
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Post  camprn 4/23/2012, 7:55 pm

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@camprn wrote:Please use any pesticides following the label instructions. I bet you want to have honey bees keep coming to your garden. something is eating my radish tops 311672

Yes, I agree! And I will add only use it when you really have to and with moderation.
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Post  FamilyGardening 5/11/2012, 6:22 am

can you find cutworms under ground?

so far i have found two fat grub looking things

one under ground when digging to plant something

and the second one down deep in a lg pot from last year with left over MM in it
they didnt look like they had any legs.....
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Post  tomperrin 5/11/2012, 8:11 pm

@doneal wrote:Went back out and found another one here a better picture.

Could someone help me identify this worm?

something is eating my radish tops Worm_210

See this fact sheet: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/m1225.html

I'm using the time honored coffee can cut out at both ends to protect my oldest tomatoes. Unfortunately, I don't have enough coffee cans, so I'm using plastic cups and popsicle sticks placed around the plant stems. And I'm reminded that my wife put aluminum foil around our plants last year which must have worked because we had zero damage.
Additionally, I have a bug zapper that works 24/7 on the shed next to the garden. Since the moths that lay the eggs that turn into larvae are nocturnal, the bug zapper hopefully gets the moths before they can lay their eggs. And in case they don't, I have laced the ground all around and in the garden with Milky Spore Disease. While Milky Spore (http://www.stgl.us/gstore/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=44&idproduct=4006) is specific to Japanese Beetles, I'm hopeful it will have the same effect on cutworm larvae. If not, I'll go to BT.

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Post  doneal 5/11/2012, 10:17 pm

Tom,

Yes, It’s cutworms, I ‘ve been using BT and it’s working.

Thanks,

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Post  gardengranny 11/2/2012, 8:13 pm

Today I found tiny (the size of a large flea) bugs overrunning what's left of my baby radishes. They have chewed holes in all the leaves. This is my first SFG & the second time I've replanted it. The first time, the plants got leggy & fell over & never made bulbs. We had made covers out of green shade cloth for all of our boxes, so I figured they weren't getting enough sun. This time I left the boxes open & now we have these bugs. They look like a beetle of some kind, but very small & brownish. Sound familiar to anyone? There are also carrots planted in the same box, but so far these little pests are concentrating on the radishes.
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Post  camprn 11/2/2012, 8:33 pm

flea beetles. Cover the bed with tulle is how I handle those nasty wee beasties.

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Post  binfordmj 11/3/2012, 12:03 am

I found this while searching for inexpensive tulle to prevent little pests next spring. It's $16 from rei.com. It measures 84 inches by 63 inches and about 5 ft tall.

It's already sewn and the perfect size to cover part of a garden for my plants that don't rely on bees. And it's green!

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Post  walshevak 11/3/2012, 7:29 am

woo hoo. I can see this thrown over a PVC framework.

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Post  binfordmj 11/3/2012, 8:23 am

I know, right? But my question is, there are two of them from the same store; one at $16 and the other one at $26. Try as I might, I cannot find a difference in the description to warrent the different price. The weight and size is the same.

But either way, they would be so easy to make a cheap frame and create a portable screen room affect. I'm sooo looking forward to spring planting now. I won't be afraid to grow leaf veggies!
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Post  yolos 11/3/2012, 10:15 am

binfordmj Today at 8:23 am

.I know, right? But my question is, there are two of them from the same store; one at $16 and the other one at $26. Try as I might, I cannot find a difference in the description to warrent the different price. The weight and size is the same.

Looks like the $26 one has insect repellent on the netting. The specs say the repellent will last for 6 months. The $16 one does not mention any type of insect repellent on the netting. I think.
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Post  landarch 11/6/2012, 12:12 am

coffee grounds on the soil around my eggplants kept flea beetles away this past summer.
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Post  southern gardener 11/6/2012, 1:29 am

we used sluggo plus for the flea beetles, they left in a day...never had one since!
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