CARROT RUST FLY

CARROT RUST FLY

Carrot rust fly (CRF) is a pest that feeds on carrots, parsnips, and celery. Larvae tunneling into the taproot cause damage. Young plants will wilt and they may die, but they are more typically temporarily stunted, and the carrots grow bulbous, forked, and unmarketable. Fungi and bacteria may also infiltrate the injured tissue, causing severe…