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RE: Cult: Iris Borer

Also check position of plant in the garden. I always find more borers closer to any protection such as hedges, shrubs, fences etc.

Chuck Chapman

>Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 04:42:19 -0700 (PDT)
>From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
>Subject: [iris] Borers
>I finally got to see what the not-so-little criminals
>look like, after years of seeing their handywork. I
>saw three of the fat pinkish borers, while
>transplanting some seedlings the other day; and
>another one, while harvesting some seed pods -- what
>was left of the rhizome, with borer still inside,
>pulled out of the ground when I tried to break off the
>stalk. I can see why they'd gravitate towards bigger
>rhizomes and maybe avoid MTB's with small rhizomes.
>Geez they're big! I don't think they'd even fit in
>some of the smaller MTB rhizomes I've seen.
>I wish I hadn't left my camera at my in-laws -- I'd
>show you lucky people in borer-less regions what
>you've been missing out on.
>On the bright side, I think I'm starting to see trends
>in what they really like and what they usually ignore.
>I'll be taking more note as I continue transplanting.
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>Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 06:49:22 -0500
>From: "Char Holte" <cholte@wi.rr.com>
>Subject: RE: [iris] Borers
>Hi Tom,
>I think you are right.  Some Iris the crawl past
>and others they devour.  
>Char, New Berlin, WI

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