FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS www.plantwise.org Created in Cambodia , November 2012 Striped flea beetle on Chinese Kale Recognize the problem Striped flea beetles are small insects (1 mm) that feed on Chinese kale and other brassica crops. Adults are black with a yellow line on their back. The insect can move by jumping or flying. The larva is white with a brown head and feeds on the roots. Adult feeding damage is easily recognised by the small circular holes made in the leaves. The beetles attack all stages of the plant until harvest. Background...
FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS www.plantwise.org Created in Cambodia , November 2012 (Revised August 2014) Cabbage Webworm Recognize the problem Young caterpillars mine leaves, bore stems and feed externally on the leaves. Caterpillars often penetrate the heart of the plant, destroying the terminal bud and preventing heading. Affected plants wilt and can die if caterpillars feed on the growing point. In older cabbage plants, new shoots are produced and the attacked plants produce several small heads of little commercial value. Caterpillar feeding after...
FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS www.plantwise.org Created in Kenya , December 2012 Aphids on Brassica Recognize the problem Cabbage aphids are green to pale grey insects with a white, waxy coating. They are soft-bodied insects found in groups, often underneath the leaves. They cause misshapen leaves, spread virus diseases and produce a sugary substance called honeydew. This substance sticks on the leaves and encourages a black fungal growth. The feeding of the aphids causes leaves to curl around the pests, making them harder to reach with pesticide...
NutritioN aNd HealtH iNfo SHeet Calcium and Osteoporosis ERIN DIGITALE, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis; CRISTY HATHAWAY, Research Assistant, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis; KARRIE HENEMAN, Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis; SHERI ZIDENBERG-CHERR, UC Cooperative Extension Nutrition Science Specialist, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone density and strength, resulting in increased suscep- tibility to bone...
EENY-119 Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) 1 J. L. Capinera 2 1. This document is EENY-119, one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date January 2000. Revised September 2011 and December 2018. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu . This document is also available on the Featured Creatures website at http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/ . 2. J. L. Capinera, professor emeritus and chairman, Entomology and Nematology Department; UF/IFAS Extension,...
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