Gooseberry Sawfly

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KT

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Gooseberry Sawfly
« 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?
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DavidT

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Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 20:03 »
one word, Pravado.lol

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Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 21:09 »
They'll ravage your bush if you don't get rid of them somehow.
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Gooseberry Sawfly
« Reply #4 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
Babs



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