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June 24, 2017 Comments (0) General Gardening, Podcast

041 : The Wonderful World of Kale Pests

The Wonderful World of Kale Pests

In this episode Greg talks about the main pests that attack brassicas like kale, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbages, etc., the different varieties of kale and their relative pest resistance, and organically acceptable solutions to those pests.

Kale Varieties
– Scotch curly kale (most pest resistant)
– Lacinato kale (least pest resistant)
– Red Russian kale (middle of the road)

Slugs and Snails and their solutions
– Cardboard
– Beer baths
– Copper barriers
– Eggshells
– Finding and squishing them
– Iron phosphate granules/pellets

Cabbage worms (white butterfly caterpillars) and their solutions
– Finding and squishing them
– Growing under fine mesh
– Rotenone
– Bacillus Thuringiensus (Safer’s BTK Biological Insecticide)
– Pyrethrin insecticidal soap (Safer’s End-all II)

Flea Beetles
– Growing under fine mesh
– Rotenone
– Pyrethrin insecticidal soap (Safer’s End-all II)

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