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Re: Iris Borers

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Iris Borers
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 18:14:30 -0700 (MST)

Irisborer@aol.com wrote:
> I do rely on Cygon 2E for control and have enjoyed very good
> results using the following system:
> 1.  Mix the Cygon according to label directions and take appropriate
> precautions regarding skin exposure
> 2.  Using a large cylinder sprayer, we adjust the hose to allow for a fan
> shaped spray - which is APPLIED ONLY IN A CIRCLE AROUND THE IRIS CLUMP... and
> onto the rhizome.  We do not spray the leaves at all, but drench the soil
> immediately surrounding the rhizome (the theory being that the plant will then
> take up the chemical).
> 3.  First application occurs when tulips are showing first color.  2nd
> application 10 days later.  3rd application 10 days later.
> 4.  That's all.

And does that get 'em all, Kathy, or do some still show up?

Griff  jgcrump@erols.com

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