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Watch for Leek Moth This Growing Season

A leek plant destroyed by leek moth larvae. Photo by David Fuller

A leek plant destroyed by leek moth larvae. Photo by David Fuller

February 13, 2020

Last September a home gardener contacted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Farmington about crop damage to his alliums. Extension identified the pest as leek moth – a relatively new insect pest in Maine. Leek moth larvae can damage all members of the allium family – especially leeks, but also onions and garlic. Read more in David Fuller’s article “Another Maine Area Affected by Leek Moth” in the winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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