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Diamond back moth – the pest that beats the rest

Of the range of Brassica pests the diamond back moth (DBM) is the most prominent. This white moth derives its name from the dark, diamond-shaped markings on its back. Its caterpillar is about 1cm long, green and slightly tapered at both ends. It attacks the leaves near the growing tip, damaging the plant's early development. Issue Date: 23 February 2007

What causes cabbages to crack?

There are various reasons for cabbages cracking, but knowing the causes can often prevent the problem, which allows for harvesting in time. Issue Date: 16 February 2007