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Re: CULT: borers

Hi Laurie,

Think about a bag of White Grub Lawn Treatment by Bayer, Fleet Farm or Wal
Mart.  Less expensive and does the job.  We have had good luck with it here
in Wisconsin.

YES! Do buy something yesterday already!

Char Region 8

laurief wrote:

> Hi All,
> I was out cleaning beds this morning and found a larval stage of
> something crawling around on the soil inside an MDB clump.  It was maybe
> around 1/2" long and looked like it might possibly have been a borer
> larva, but I doubt it could be.  Up here, we have had a couple freakishly
> warm +70 degree days so far (a week or so ago and not consecutively, if
> memory serves).  At any rate, even if borer eggs did manage to hatch
> during that brief warmth, they surely wouldn't yet be as plump and long
> as this little thing was this morning.  But it did get me wondering again
> about a question I posed to the list at about this same time last year
> .. and which no one attempted to answer.
> Where does a hatchling borer go if there are not yet any iris leaves for
> it to crawl up on and chew its way into when it hatches?
> My MDBs and SDBs are showing an inch of growth or less.  TBs are mostly
> still dormant or just starting to show green tips at the soil surface.
> If we get two or three consecutive 70+ degree days - could happen anytime
> - which will supposedly trigger borer hatch, will they bore directly into
> the rzs in lieu of leaves which have not yet appeared?  Does anyone know?
> Bewildered and thinking I should be buying a bag of Merit pretty darn
> quickly!
> Laurie
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> laurief@paulbunyan.net
> http://www.geocities.com/lfandjg/
> http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/shadowood/irisintro.html
> USDA zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern MN
> acidic clay soil
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