Artichoke Plants
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My artichoke has larvi and flying small flying insects. Help What do I do. Some ofthe leave of the plant already destroyed

Zone Pahrump, NV 89048 | Anonymous added on October 7, 2018 | Answered

Sorry . Artichokes. Flying small things and larvi?. Destroying leaves. What is it and wha can I do. Sorry. I do not have capability to send photo. Can you help? Sincerely, Bunny Wheeler

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drtreelove
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Answered on October 8, 2018

I suspect that you have two different insect pests actively feeding on your artichoke plants. Without photos I will take an educated guess of whitefly and armyworm moth larvae.
Here is an example of a "ready to use" insecticidal soap product that will knock down both pests on contact and have a few days of residual effectiveness:
https://www.domyown.com/bonide-insecticidal-soap-rtu-p-1667.html
Insecticidal soap is organic program compatible because it can be washed off the edible vegetable and it biodegrades in a week or two. But it can burn skin and eyes, so read and follow directions for personal protection during application.

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