My kale has a lot of holes in the leaves. Loosely round in shape. on the...

Asked July 21, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

My kale has a lot of holes in the leaves. Loosely round in shape. on the underside of the kale are lots and lots of round yellow, greenish round balls which are very small-probably eggs, I am thinking. What is your diagnosis and how can I treat it next year?

Pipestone County Minnesota

1 Response

Remove those leaves with the eggs now and dispose of them in the garbage. If you leave them you will have more and more insects. It is possible you have slugs but many insects leave holes. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/slugs/