[gardeners] Re:radishes

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 00:36:49 -0600


More than slight flea beetle damage (pinholes in leaves) can reduce
growth rate and thus reduce quality of the radishes. Control heavy
infestations by frequent spraying with a Rotenone/Pyrethrin spray or
using an insect barrier or row cover such as Reemay or AG-19. Root
maggot populations can also be reduced by using a row cover. You can
reduce the amount of time (and therefore the damage) that root maggots
have to invade the radish root by encouraging rapid growth, followed by
prompt harvesting.