Radish 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 (Aza-Direct, Neemix 4.5)-See label for rates. PHI 0 days. This is a botanical insecticide with ingestion and contact action that kills larvae by interfering with molting; also reduces damage by repelling and deterring feeding. Repeat in 7- to 10- day intervals beginning at the first sign of infestation when pests are immature. Repeated applications break the life cycle of the pest. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.