Real World Gardener Citrus Leaf Miner on Plant Doctor

October 26th, 2014

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.


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with Steve Falcioni, general manager

Citrus Leaf Miner

There are some gardening questions that can’t be asked enough times.

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So, on any gardening program or garden meeting, the same questions seem to pop up because we’re not all listening when the answers come around.

Here’s one of those questions answered, that come up regularly.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />




if you've got curly leaves on your citrus tree, have a closer look. Do you see any silver trails that in the leaves.

These curly leaves start off always as new leaves but if the problem comes around every year, you'll have a tree covered in distorted leaves.

That tiny moth that comes out at night likes to lay her eggs on the new leaves so that the larvae are able to tunnel their way out when they're ready.


You’ll probably never see the tiny moth that lays those eggs into your citrus leaves.

Unless you’re thinking about it –being pro-active because you’ve had the problem so many times, you probably haven’t sprayed yet.

Now is the time to spray those citrus leaves, and hang that citrus trap.

Or maybe, you’ve tried changing when and what with you fertilise your citrus trees.

Those citrus miner traps sound like a good start and easy to use to.

If you have any questions about citrus leaf miner, drop us a line to

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