Basil Plants
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What is attacking my Basil plants (stalks only)

Zone Southern Mississippi | srkutos added on June 14, 2015 | Answered

I live in south Mississippi and I'm having trouble with my Basil. A flying bug dark in color attaches itself to the stalk only. If approached, they "jump' around to the back of the stalk. They leave the section of stalk black.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 15, 2015

This sounds like the Flea Beetle.
I recommend Neem Oil as a treatment.
Row covers can be a deterrent.

Here is a link about this garden pest.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-flea-beetles.htm

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