Lavender Pests

Emu Bay Lavender has experienced a number of problems in setting up and maintaining our lavender farm.

Firstly, we have had to deal with attacks by grubs and caterpillars which destroy the fresh flower shoots by biting the stems and weakening them causing them to break off.

We have also fought off various beetles and bugs.

Our main pest is the Cockchafer (small black beetle). This beetle destroys the root system causing the plant to die. Then its weevil sucks the new flower stem causing the flower stem to wither and die.

Even the natives step into the action from time to time with wallabies causing a slight problem. It seems they quite enjoy nibbling at fresh new growth and need to be deterred from forming a lavender habit!

Opening Hours

Emu Bay Lavender Season operates between mid September & mid May
10am - 4.30pm , Wednesday - Sunday

OPEN DAILY during SA school holidays excluding July

Closed Christmas Eve - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

Group and coach tours by appointment - 10am to 4.30pm


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