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Allium fly

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 09:36

I lost all my leeks last year to allium fly. They laid eggs, which grew into grubs which tunnelled right into the plants, which then rotted. I was told that this pest is not widespread yet, but am certain of the identification as I studdied the grubs with great care.  I decided to try again this year, and keep a sharp eye out at the times they are active. Up to now, late July, I have kept it under control by pulling off and disposing of any affected leaves at the first sign of damage. I also sprayed with a horticultural soap from The Organic Gardening Catalogue. However, a full scale attack appears to be in progress. Is there anyone out there with any suggestions, please?

Allium leaf miner

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 11:15

Having recently moved to the South of England from the North, where I used to grow good leeks over winter, I was surprised to find my first crop here devastated by allium leaf miner. I have checked the RHS and other websites and can confirm the presence of small white maggots - the pupa stage.

Has anyone found a good way of dealing with this?

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Allium fly

Killing my leeks in Somerset 
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Allium leaf miner

My leeks have been devastated 
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Last Post: 05/10/2012 at 15:13
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