Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ms. Palo's Class Learns about Cabbage Moths

Ms. Palo's Class Studies White Cabbage Moths

This week Ms. Palo's class learned about the white cabbage moths that lay eggs on kale, broccoli and cabbage. The resulting green caterpillars have infested Ms. Palo's class bed and eaten holes in every leaf. The students picked caterpillars and chrysalises with and without caterpillars inside. They looked at them with magnifying glasses. Several students found eggs on the white sage, however there were no holes on the sage. 

We discussed ways to get rid of the caterpillars including organic spray, picking them and using row covers. Row covers will keep out the moths but should be used when there are no caterpillars or eggs.

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