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Re: Borers

From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>

>From: Gardenhous@aol.com
>I have tried onions, marigolds and garlic, cedar wood chips near by and
>nothing works.  Even the cygo 2e spray gets washed off due to frequent rain
>so apart from digging and squishing its a tough road out there.    Doreen

Cygon is a systemic insecticide that is absorbed by the plant, so after it
has been on the plant for at least 24 hrs., it doesn't matter if it washes
off.  Cygon and other systematics are good borer controls.  The outlook is
hopeful for beneficial nematodes (for which see the archives).

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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