Brussels sprouts 'under threat from moths'

Brussels sprouts 'under threat from moths'
 

Love them or hate them, they are a firm fixture on most Christmas dinner plates, but it seems the humble Brussels sprout is under threat.
A marauding moth - the diamondback - arrived in the UK earlier than expected this year and in unprecedented numbers.
Its larvae munch their way through the leaves of sprouts at a devastating rate.
Farmers in Northern Ireland are seeing the damage too.
Also known as the cabbage moth, it is thought to originate in the Mediterranean but is now widespread.
Should we be worried? Farmer Steven Murdock has 20 acres of sprouts near Comber.
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Source: BBC
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