pests attacking winter cauliflowers

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Anton

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pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« on: November 04, 2018, 17:29 »
Help please.  After a saunter in the allotment I noticed one or two winter cauliflower plants looked a bit sickly. On closer observation I noticed some purplish looking insects. Any idea what these are and possible remedies please?

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 17:37 »
They're horrible - Mealy aphids, they tend to take on the colour of whichever brassica they are feeding on.

RHS advice here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=656

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 18:41 »
Thanks very much for your prompt reply.

Anton

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 18:42 »
Another thanks too, I was going to ask the same question as somethings been getting at one of my polytunnel caulis too.

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 20:13 »
Had them all over my broccoli, wondered what they were.
Threw away what I had picked  ;) 
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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 19:39 »
Back to my winter cauliflowers. I haven't been down to the allotment for a bit but when I did go recently , I saw the plants I had treated a few times were no better than before and in fact a lot worse. I fear the beasts have also started on some neighbouring plant.

Is is best to dig up the sickly ones and throw them away and maybe cut any dubious-looking leaves off the other plants?

Anton

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 19:06 »
Difficult to tell - have you got another piccie?
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: pests attacking winter cauliflowers
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 19:12 »
No, I can take a picture tomorrow, if you like.

But basically, the ones that were looking poorly, look really poorly now.
And some neighbouring plants have dubious-looking leaves.

Anton



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