Use Carrot Zoot Off Granules to protect your carrot / parsnips from the damage caused by root fly maggots. This granular product is applied to the surface of your soil AFTER the seeds have been sown / or seedlings planted to deter carrot / parsnip root flies from laying their eggs. Carrot Root Fly is a widespread pest of carrots, parsnips, celery, celeriac & parsley causing tunnels in the roots. Carrot Root Fly can be a particularly problem in old established gardens where the pest builds up each year. It lays eggs in the soil adjacent to the plant, the eggs hatch out and the 9mm yellow/white maggots burrow into the roots. The maggots stay in the ground over winter, pupate and the life cycle starts again in the spring. Two further generations can appear during the year.
Carrot Zoot Off Granules is made from dried, crushed olive pommace (the dried left-overs from making organic olive oil) and aromatic Mediterranean herbs. Carrot Zoot Off is made out of natural / non-toxic ingredients, is attractive in appearance, fragrant, biodegradable, safe to use and is totally safe for pets and wildlife. Apply to the surface of the soil after the seeds have been sown (the seedlings will grow through the layer of Zoot Off) or apply after seedlings have been planted out, to repel the root flies. Simply re-apply to keep the layer of Zoot Off intact . Available in 1.7kg bags, each bag will treat 6m's of 20cm wide rows of carrots or 1.2 sqm.