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Re: RE: Cult:Iris borers (was Spathe borers)


No spathe borers here, thank goodness, but the June iris borer hatch has
occurred and the little devils are at work.  It's really too late for cygon
when they're down in the fan.  --  Griff


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Darlington" <chrisdarlington@videotron.ca>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] RE: Cult: Spathe borers


> Hi Tom,
>
> Thanks for your post.  This sounds exactly like what I have here except my
> worms are more white to cream colored.  Oddly enough, your article doesn't
> purpose a solution to eliminate them.  I'll try a very late application of
> cygon next year, perhaps one week before bloom,  to see if that helps.
The
> problem this these pests is that you don't realize they're in there until
> it's way too late.
>
> These worms didn't appear to like either white or purple Irises very much,
> Mesmerizer, Reincarnation, and Sultry Mood came through untouched, others
> were completely destroyed.  Oh well.
>
> Thanks
> Chris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "thomas silvers" <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
> To: "iris-talk" <iris@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:44 AM
> Subject: [iris] RE: Cult: Spathe borers
>
>
> > I've had those same "bugs" for years, too! And always
> > wondered why I never heard anything about them. I
> > thought maybe I was the only one.
> >
> > From what I've seen of them... I don't think they're
> > the same as the infamous iris rhizome borer. And they
> > ARE definitely the ones doing the damage, not just
> > hanging out in already rotten buds. One iris that they
> > seem to really like is the historic, 'Loreley'. But
> > I've seen them on some others too. It's a good thing
> > they're not more plentiful or they'd really be
> > frustrating. I wish this thread had been started
> > earlier; cuz, I probably could have gotten a picture.
> > I'll probably have to wait until next season, now
> > though.
> > Tom
> > Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
> > http://mail.yahoo.com
> >
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