Jagged bite marks on broccoli

Asked April 25, 2018, 8:59 AM EDT

What is eating the broccoli! -no evidence of cabbage worm (frass, bite marks etc) -area very sunny and soil runs on the drier side -kale that was in the same bed was completely uneffexted -radishes two beds over also had bite marks but not the same

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

We notice row cover in the photos. Make sure it is secure to the ground and no rabbits can get in. We cannot say for sure what the bite marks are. This is the time of year when insects are emerging. It is possible that there may be beetles emerging along the ground and are doing some minor chewing. No control is recommended.
The plants should be fine. Monitor their growth and send photos if you notice more symptoms.

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