Rhubarb Plants

Rhubarb Plants

Anonymous added on July 8, 2011 | Answered

I have found termites eating at the base of the Rhubarb stock. How can I kill them and not hurt the plant?

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Answered on July 9, 2011

I doubt what you're seeing is termites. Sounds more like rhubarb curculio, which burrow in from top down and commonly affect these plants. Here is more info: http://www.entomology.cornell.edu/cals/entomology/extension/idl/upload/Rhubarb-Curculio.pdf

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