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Re: Re: CULT: borers (from the species forum)


I would agree about the importance of location re the presence of borers.
In my experience, plants in or closer to shade and other vegetation are most
likely to be hit by borers.  --  Griff


----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris- talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:38 AM
Subject: [iris] Re: CULT: borers (from the species forum)


> Thanks for this tidbit, Chuck.  I was suspecting this, but didn't
> remember seeing anything like this previously in posts about iris
> borers.  The only seriously affected clumps here (my first experience
> with iris-borers) were next to (almost underneath) an encroaching
> thicket of blackberries, honeysuckle, big bluestem, and woven wire fence
> mess.  Of three clumps of DUSKY CHALLENGER, only one was infected, but
> it really was hit pretty hard.  A seedling nearby also had several
> borers.
>
> > <I have seen some plants that are infected where you see some damage but
> borer has disapeared, others where they are very small and don't get
> much nourishment. The biggest factor of all is location in garden. The
> moths seem to like protection and plants closest to hedges always have
> more boarer grubs.>
>
>                    Chuck Chapman
>
>                    >There have been speculations about some iris
> varieties immune or
>                    >resistant to borer attack.... Neil Mogensen>
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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