Maggots in Root Crops

davidwaters5 added on July 11, 2012 | Answered

I have what looks like maggots in my radish, turnips, and rutabaga. They chew around the bulb then inside of it. How can I control them before my garden is ruined?

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Answered on July 12, 2012

It sounds like what you have is a root maggot problem. There are many species of root maggots so their color may vary from one to another. However, their taste for root crops, like turnips and radishes, is the same. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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