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Bugs eating Collard Greens . Help !

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We used a Dust and added lots of water. Still got bugs

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  • felder
    The worst insects on collards this time of year would be whiteflies and aphids, or the green caterpillars (larvae of a white butterfly), all which feed on the UNDERSIDES of leaves. Unless you get the dust or spray underneath, it won't do any good. And because the leaves of collards are so slick, you will be better off with a liquid spray, with a little liquid dish detergent (teaspoon per gallon of spray), which will help the spray spread and stick on the slick leaves. Luckily, even natural pesticides such as insecticidal soap and BT (a biological worm spray) work pretty well on these critters without your havng to worry about health risks to yourself. Also keep in mind that collards typically burn out in Florida by early summer from heat, so you have a chance to do it over next fall...

    Posted 3 years ago

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  • Our Vegetable Garden Club
    Thanks so much ! We were able to save some of the collard. We will try again this fall.

    Posted 3 years ago

    Zone: 9b
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