Identifying Cauliflower Bugs: Tips On Controlling Cauliflower Insects

By Bonnie L. Grant One of the most popular crop groups are the crucifers. These encompass leafy vegetables, such as kale and cabbage, and flowering species, like broccoli and cauliflower. Each has specific pest problems which may become issues of concern in some regions more than others. Cauliflower bugs can decimate the crop and make the flower head unfit to eat. Treating bugs on cauliflower starts with correct identification of the pest and a targeted control plan that is non-toxic and safe for food plants. Treating Bugs in Cauliflower Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that is delicious either cooked or raw. Common signs of an insect invasion may be holes in leaves, tracks on foliage, missing vegetation and poor vigor. Some of the larger insect pests are easy to detect but others are too small or only come out at night, and diagnosis can pose a problem. Knowing the most

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