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Got a nasty case of Chafer Grubs


By Nariz

Spain Es

The blighters have demolished my two rows of beetroot seedlings and, after digging, my partner destroyed 10 of the little *****! What's best for the soil to deter them? Anyone know before I lose all my precious parsnips too?



Know anyone with a pet Rook?

Apart from that, very difficult as they could be anywhere in the soil.

Chemicals such as a Provado drench would kill them but probably best not use this on food crops.

Not sure if Derris is still about but prevention is better than cure I suspect.

30 Jun, 2009


Harrod Horticultural supply a nematode, 'Chafer Grub Treatment'. May be your best bet.

30 Jun, 2009


yes i agree nematodes work on chafer horrible grubs I had a plague of rose chafers i watered in nematodes the next year they were fewer and there have been none since they work but are not an insant result alas

30 Jun, 2009


Thanks guys! Now I just need to translate all that info into Spanish and hope the large garden centre on the way to Santander has the right stuff.

1 Jul, 2009

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