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Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipiller 
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Post Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipiller
We grow a lot of a type of cabbage tree which can grow up to 1.5 metres tall, however this time of year we are plagued by green catapillers thanks to the white cabbage moths. Short of standing outside at night and removing them by hand and feeding them to the chickens does anyone have a chemical free way to try and remove these pest that reduce our cabbages to mere sticks each year?

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Sun May 16, 2010 11:02 am
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Few different things that i use,
Scatter empty eggshell halves around them, they tend to mistake them for other cabbage moths & they are territorial so will hopefully leave you alone
the other thing that i find super effective is Bunnings sell a natural garlic based spray that makes the grubs drop off the plants.
try both as you will need to get rid of the grubs and then use the egg shells to deter the adult moths from laying more!

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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Many thanks for that idea, hopefully I can save the seedlings coming up from the same fate of the slightly older plants.

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Sun May 16, 2010 12:48 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Hi guys and gals,

great concept site,

chicken hawk, get yourself some Dipel sachets, it is an organic bactereria that will wallop any caterpillars but have no ongoing effect on anything that eats the dead or dying grubs,

Use it on all your brassicas, you wont believe how effective it is, if the larvae are thick you will need two goes with it

Bunnings sell it as do most good garden supplies, check the use by date as i have found even slightly out of date to be no good.having said that the last lot I purchased from Bunnings last week was a Yates brand with no use by date on the container,it has worked a treat, spinach, silver beet, broccoli seedlings all looking a 100% after two applications.

Are your cabbages walking stick or the Choule Moulleir ones that Eden are selling? or are they one and the same??


Sun May 16, 2010 6:02 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
No they are actually a type of portuguese cabbage tree, which will grow for approximately three years. Will post some pic later on, but they are a little moth eaten lol.

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Sun May 16, 2010 6:05 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
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These are not the worst but it gives you an idea of they damage they have done to date.

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This is what they will eventually grow into, these are over a year old at the moment and have been heavily picked and again attacked by cabbage moths.

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Mon May 17, 2010 12:00 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Yes Dipel is an excellent solution to cabbage white butterfly


Fri May 21, 2010 12:33 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Made the 130 odd km round trip today and have picked up some Dipel this morning so I hope that it will do the job, thanks people for helping out.

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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
You will see results overnight, the plants really seem to respond with a burst after Dipel,


Sat May 22, 2010 5:56 pm
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Post Re: Does anyone have any ideas to remove cabbage moth catipi
Hi chickenhawk,

seen any results with the Dipel yet????


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