Insect Pest Control
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What are white worms in roots

Zone King's Sutton, Banbury | RichardLee added on June 24, 2015 | Answered

We have found a white worm in the root of a runner bean plant. There are several plants which look a bit "sad" with leaves pale and yellow. I have read about diatomaceous earth to treat. What would you recommend please?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 25, 2015

It does sound like you have encountered the root maggot.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/root-maggot-control.htm

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