Re: borer control
At 03:52 PM 5/22/96 MDT, you wrote:
- I don't have any way of knowing if thay are still active in my soil
>or not, the sale's man that sold them to me said thay would die out slowly
>the next 3 or 4 years. So like the fool I am I took his word at face value,
>(sales me don't lie do thay) It seem's that beds that I treated way back in
>summer of 1992 still have next to no damage while new beds have some.
> I like in Kansas City, Kansas Zone 5, TB peaked a few days ago, show this
>sunday, have found borer sign on only 2 clumps so far this year.
> An Old Flower Child Dan
How 'bout experimenting? Take some of your nematode treated soil and put it
around selected iris in your new bed. Maybe you can infect the soil.
Lee DeJongh in Rhinelander WI where we shoot borers on sight