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Eco-friendly Control of Cabbage Worms

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Whether your favorite side dish is coleslaw, broccoli and cauliflower casserole or roasted Brussels sprouts – you'll get the best flavor when you grow the main ingredients yourself.

And if you have – you probably find the leaves of these plants riddled with holes by mid season.

Worm-like larvae eat holes in the leaves of these plants.

Regularly check along the stems and between leaves and destroy any gelatinous eggs and green caterpillars you find.

Apply the environmentally friendly Bacillus thuringiensis that kills only true caterpillars and is safe for people, pets and wildlife.

Prevent the damage by covering these plants with a floating row cover.  These fabrics allow air, light and water through but prevent the insects from laying their eggs on the plants. 

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