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RE: cutworms on hostas?

  • Subject: RE: cutworms on hostas?
  • From: "Mary Chastain" <MC_hosta@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:26:46 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Cindy what type of oil? The rabbits are making hay in my hosta patch. Do I
spray it on the plant or on the ground around the plant?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Parwinder Grewal
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 8:12 AM
To: hosta-open@hort.net
Subject: Re: cutworms on hostas?

You may try using nematodes.  For more information please check my web site
at www2.oardc.ohio-state.edu/nematodes

Parwinder Grewal
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA
Phone (330) 263-3963
Fax (330) 263-3686

At 09:18 PM 06/14/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I think I'm starting to see cutworm damage on my hostas like last
>year.  It's not too bad yet, so I'm looking for ways to control it this
>year, preferably something not toxic to other critters.
>Today I sprayed a solution that Dr. Peter Asher (sp?) from the U of M uses
>to keep deer and rabbits away.  I'm wondering if it might also keep the
>cutworms away?  Anyone know?
>The recipe is:
>1 gallon water
>1 Tbsp oil
>1 Tbsp baking soda
>1 Tbsp dish soap (Sun Light)
>Thanks for any ideas,
>Cindy Johnson
>White Bear Lake, MN
>zone 4a

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