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Cabbage family - disease

Cabbage (red, white, Savoy)    Grenada W.I. (tropical region)

I have a problem with my young plants (cabbage family). The leaves of young plants are dying. The plants are transplanted two weeks back.
Thanks for any advice and help.
And best regards to all members of Plant Village.


Posted by: mario (1 point) mario
Posted: March 16, 2017




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The damage you can see is caused by an insect called "leafminer". The adult insect stings in the leaf and put an egg into it. The larva will hatch later and start to feed mines.
I dont know a typical leafminer for cabbage. It could be the Allium-leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma, family: Agromyzidae)
I am not sure about the bright spots in the first picture.


Posted by: Andreas (7 points) Andreas
Posted: March 17, 2017


mario commented,
Thank you very much Andreas. Best regards Mario
over 2 years ago.



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Looks like your very young cabbages are suffering from not enough moisture, you need to watering the young plants and add fertilizers (foliar fert is best). The signs of hungry plants is shown on the older leaves (darker pinkish), also it is attack by Leafminer insects tunneling on the leaves.


Posted by: sione foliaki (3 points) sione foliaki
Posted: March 17, 2017


mario commented,
Thank you very much Sione. Best regards Mario
over 2 years ago.



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Yes it certainly looks to be caused by a leaf miner, heres some information on how to control them.
https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-pr...


Posted by: Kelsee Baranowski (6 points) Kelsee Baranowski
Posted: March 20, 2017




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