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What is attacking my Basil plants (stalks only)

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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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 06/15/2015 @ 3:56 am

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.


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