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How do you stop allium leaf miners?
Last Updated: 1st July, 2020
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Considering this, how do I get rid of allium leaf miner?
Control of the Allium Leaf Miner The only practical control is to cover the crop, especially in the danger periods of March to June and September to November, with insect protective mesh or fleece. If the infestation is detected in the crop, affected plants should immediately be uprooted and burned.
Secondly, how do you kill leek moths? Remove the plants from the garden. Remove plant debris from the garden at the end of the season to decrease the number of adults that overwinter. Plant leeks, onions and other alliums a few weeks later in the season to avoid the first generation of adults and eggs. Learn more about leek moth from Cornell University.
Likewise, how do you treat onion flies?
Crop containment e.g. Fleece barrier to stop flying adults, or grow in poly- tunnels. Avoid planting in soils that have un-rotted organic matter present. Plant sets instead of seeds and avoid planting in rows if possible to stop maggots moving from plant to plant. Avoid sowing at peak Onion Fly breeding times.
How do you keep leeks from rusting?
Rotate your crops regularly to prevent build up of leek rust spores in the soil, and consider planting some of the more rust-resistant varieties of leek like 'Autumn Giant' or 'Porbella'. Prevent leek rust by providing optimal growing conditions, and if you do spot it, destroy affected leaves immediately.