Carrot Root Fly.

Discussion in 'Fruit & Vegetable Growing' started by Wayland., Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Wayland.

    Wayland. Active Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Living in temperate regions (they may affect others) these are real pests and can devastate a crop in not only Carrots but Parsnips also. The seed producers are working on resistant varieties for many of our crops but I have found the cost of seed going through the roof, and there is less in the packet also. For five years now we have been growing and collecting our own seed (not F1) with great success. In fact we have not had any damage to the crops by Carrot Root Fly at all. I had heard that the fly itself does not fly above eighteen inches above the ground. There are alot of "Old Wives Tales" around but after a particularly bad infestation I was desperate. So I planted some carrots in a plastic water butt. Perfect carrots! The following year I made a raised bed ten feet x six x four feet high. Works a treat.
     
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    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
     
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