Carrot Rust Fly

ughman(NW Washington)July 2, 2011

When is it safe to remove row covers in NW Washington that are used to prevent Carrot Rust Fly damage!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm pretty sure, ughman, that the general suggestion for carrot rust fly is to leave the row covers on until you pull all of the carrots.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 4:35PM
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Try sprinkling used coffee grounds around (or with) your carrots--works like a charm!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 4:04AM
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Leave the row covers in place until you harvest. Some studies indicate the Fly is quite active until about mid November in Washington.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 7:47AM
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