Ive had holes in the leaves on my strawberries all summer, i found a
very few tiny about 3mm green caterpillars but not enough to be an
infestation, so dont think theyre the usual sort. Apart from not looking
good with holes in the leaves, the crop seems to have been reduced
considerably, I sprayed with my usual Murphys insecticide, but to no
avail. Too late for this year, but I would like to avoid a repeat
performance next year if anyone has any advice please...
phorbin is right you need to give the basic interrogatives, and then
more, to get specifics. Pics are always good.
Yet w/ a bit of quick searching you can find these that may help you:
> (http://tinyurl.com/6624d9f )
Thanks so much for links, definitely not leaf roller though, no webbing,
but holes are spread out, and quite small and round at first, seasons
over now, but just keen to avoid same next year. ..bit puzzling though
as i found so few worm things, considering the damage they did! Thanks
for your help.
The pattern of damage always reminds me of tiny buckshot.
Look into predatory nematodes.
Slugs, tarnished plant bugs and strawberry root weevils all get their
nourishment from the leaves of the strawberry plant, thus leaving the
leaves damaged and creating holes in leaves.You can use vinegar-based
herbicides to control pests,but in case of savior infection,use
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