How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Carrot – Daucus carota
Family Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Plant Description

Carrots can be grown nearly year-round throughout California. A number of varieties can be grown in containers or in the ground. Direct seed and thin seedlings once sprouted. Carrots are ready to harvest about 90 days after seeding.

Cultural Tips

Cultural practices such as proper site selection, soil preparation, planting, and watering are important for plant health, pest management and pest reduction when growing carrots.

For more information about growing vegetables, visit the UC ANR California Garden Web website.

Cavity spot-induced, irregularly shaped lesions across mature carrot tap roots.

Pests and disorders of Carrot



Environmental disorders



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