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  • Leaf Miner Control in Citrus

    Created by Rick Yeager on

    I have three orange bushes and a Myer lemon tree that have leaf miners. Generally, the young affected leaves are tightly curled. The more mature leaves are not curled or slightly curled. Will the leaf miner parasite be able to get into the tightly curled leaf? Or does it attack from the bottom of the leaf (i.e., outside of the curl)?

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    Eric Vinje


    Leaf miner is controlled most simply with a combination of sticky traps, and floating row covers. The sticky traps catch the adults, and the cover prevents the laying of eggs. Additionally, parasitic wasps specifically for this pest are available. We have a whole page dedicated to this problem:


    Good luck!

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