Root Crop Pests!

fifteenlostkeysJune 19, 2012

We recently started to harvest our radishes and, upon pulling some roots, found small holes with what looked like tiny white mites crawling around them. The holes are outlined with brown. Last year, this same mystery mite critter hit our turnips. They only seem to affect the crops at or just past their prime. I have looked extensively online for the culprit but have not found anything helpful.

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steven1032

picture would help

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:50PM
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steven1032

sounds like a root maggot

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 11:15PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

which i take to mean.. that the alleged mites are secondary .... ???

ken

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 8:35AM
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steven1032

really need a picture to help. just naming a culprit from what you discribed.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:07AM
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steven1032

Root maggots come in four staged. Moth. Larvae. Maggot. Cacoon.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 12:50PM
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