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{Disarmed} RE: Re: Cult: I. borer ~4th instar

  • Subject: {Disarmed} RE: [iris-photos] Re: Cult: I. borer ~4th instar
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 10:38:54 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

If there aren’t any iris borers in Australia, it is worth any amount of quarantine to keep them out.  So far there are none in southern Arizona.  It is just too hot for them.  At 114 degrees F. it’s almost too hot for irises and people too.

 

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9

 

-----Original Message-----
From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 8:43 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Cult: I. borer ~4th instar

 

Rhonda, as a matter of hygene whenever i cut a rhizome, i always dip
the cut edges in Flowers of Sulphur. This is a proven natural way to
prevent the spread of fungus and other diseases. As yet i have not
come across this borer but i would certainly try the Flowers of Sulphur
and as you said keep a close eye on the plants in Spring. Best of luck
Jonathan
SHEIN
Tasmania
Australia

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