Larva on turnip roots

FlinsterFlinster Posts: 764
could anyone help me ID these grubs on the roots of my turnips.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,918
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 764
    Darn it!!
    Thanks Bob. Any experience on treating it? I didn’t put collars on my greyhound cabbage in a different bed so can assume they are infested too, although they are growing ok. Do nematodes work?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,918
    I think nematodes would be worth trying.  Are the plants from seed or bought as young plants?  I ask as the only time I had these particular beasties was when I bought some in following a germination failure, but I think they are more common on allotments.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 764
    Grown from seed. New veg garden, the multi-sown beetroot next to the turnip isn’t looking too clever either, not sure what’s going on with that... at least the peas, beans, spuds and lettuce are doing well!
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