Cabbage and mustard seed-Cabbage seedpod weevil

Ceutorhynchus assimilis

Pest description and crop damage Small, dark-gray snout beetles that congregate on blooms. Larvae feed on seeds inside pods.

Management-chemical control

  • azadirachtin (Neemix 4.5) at 0.02 to 0.04 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. Begin application at first sign of infestation. Multiple applications and thorough coverage are necessary for effective control. This botanical pesticide acts slowly. Spray early, well before harvest, and check for effect. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.