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Root Crop Pests!

Posted by fifteenlostkeys 4 wisconsin (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 19, 12 at 19:34

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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RE: Root Crop Pests!

picture would help

RE: Root Crop Pests!

sounds like a root maggot

RE: Root Crop Pests!

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


RE: Root Crop Pests!

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

RE: Root Crop Pests!

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

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