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Re: borer control

Kay Cangemi wrote:
> Dan Isbell wrote:
> >   I know what eats Iris Borer, it's a very small parasitic Nematode called
> >Neoapledtanids, what a mouth full. Any way it is sold under the name Scanmask
> >
> >
> During my search for a biological control for rose crown gall, I found a
> company that sells all sorts of strange little buggies, including this one.
> As Dan said, this stuff is pretty expensive. For one thing a lot of it has
> to be shipped overnight.
> Scanmask:
>  Particularly suited to cold northern soils, Scanmask is a large strain of
> Steinernema carpocapsae, similar in appearance to S. feltiae, that remains
> active down to 50 F. First collected near the arctic circle in Sweden, the
> name of this cold-hardy product is a combination of "scan" for Scandinavia,
> and "mask" which is Swedish for nematode.
> Target Pests: fungus gnats, grubs, black vine weevils, wood borers
> (from IPM Laboratories catalog - phone # (315) 497-2063)
> When I asked them about the crown gall bacteria, they sent me  some very
> interesting 'additional information'. Maybe they have articles on how
> effective this stuff is also.
> "The world is so full of a number of things . . ."
> Kay Cangemi
> Mid-Hudson Valley NY, USDA zone 5
> Cangemi@mhv.net

   Sounds like you know more abought this stuff than I do, tell me more, how did it 
work for you, when, is it still active in you'r soil, ect...?
                                      Dan (Learning as I go) Isbell
                                      K.C.Ks. Zone 5   izzy@sound.net

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