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AGWhitehouse 06-29-2012 11:37 AM

Eggplant under attack!
 
The eggplant leaves have these small (pea-size) white gooey slug-like things with a small black heads lined up all in a row eating away the leaves. I think this is them: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HBBVzvhKyd...RVA%2Bcopy.jpg

The pic say's a Colorado Potato Beetle? Organically, what do I do to get them to stay away?

Are these creatures the same that are eating holes through my broccolli and brussel sprout leaves?

Thunder Chicken 06-29-2012 04:29 PM

Not sure it is a Colorado potato beetle. If it is munching on your leaves, squash it. Look under leaves for any eggs (whatever it is) and wipe those off.

creeper 06-29-2012 08:31 PM

Yep Its a potato beetle larva. When it matures it will be yellow with black . Squish'em Like TC said check the underside of leaves for eggs and wipe them off.

If you are diligent daily you will get them under control (without chemicals) before they ravage your whole crop

AGWhitehouse 07-02-2012 09:56 AM

I pick them all off and squashed away...and 3 days later there's no sign of more. Thanks!!

ratherbefishin' 07-13-2012 05:37 AM

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

Spray every 3-4 weeks. Also plant some marigolds in and around the garden. They're a natural repellant.


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