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Member since 26 Nov 2006
Member from Temuka
Ihave carrot fly rust problems every season but this year it was worse. planted carrots in Dec and when half grown they were riddled with this pest. What is the solution for next season. ? Only seem to have success with spuds and silverbeet,. Probably easier just to buy carrots !!!
Member since 19 Dec 2006
Member from Hampden
As they are groing, every few weeks spray the carrots with 1% solution of Jeyes Fluid.
I know because it is a product of tar many people throw their hands up in horror but it is actually made from wood tar.
Thanks for that old Jack. Will try it as I love the smell of Jeyes fluid,and it sounds an easy remedy
Member since 18 May 2007
Member from Whitianga
When you put the seeds in sprinkle "Diazinon" (get at plant shop) along the row for carrots and parsnips. No more trouble with the fly. Cheers, Bazza.
Well mate, there is no way this old bugger will use diazinon. It is far too poisonous for me.
Thanks for all your remedies for carrot fly rust and will look at all your remedies for next season. Have not looked at my parsnips yet but guess they will also be full of this pest !!. Next project is looking into putting in some strawberry plants Cheers everyone
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