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Growing => Grow Your Own => Topic started by: KT on May 15, 2010, 19:54

Title: Gooseberry Sawfly
Post by: KT on May 15, 2010, 19:54
I've noticed some of my gooseberry bushes are missing vast quantities of leaves. Checking the plants, there are small green caterpillars which I assume (thanks to google) are Sawfly larvae.

The bushes are fruiting and quite big so hand clearing them would be troublesome if not impossible, any ideas?
Title: Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
Post by: DavidT on May 15, 2010, 20:03
one word, Pravado.lol
Title: Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
Post by: noshed on May 15, 2010, 21:09
They'll ravage your bush if you don't get rid of them somehow.
Title: Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
Post by: Salmo on May 15, 2010, 21:13
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer and repeat in 14 days. Or you can try washing them off with dilute washing up liquid.
Title: Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
Post by: Babstreefern on May 15, 2010, 22:44
I had sawfly last year and they decimated my goosegogs.  This year though, I was waiting for them.  I've got Estoppel and I sprayed the bush and surrounding soil underneath the bushes in March.  So far, fingers crossed, they haven't made an appearance.  I'll spray them again a couple of days before I go away on my 2 week holiday next month, and then again in September :D