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Re: CULT:more on cygon...

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT:more on cygon...
  • From: Arnold Koekkoek <Koekkoek@dordt.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 11:50:58 -0600 (MDT)

In searching for things that deter borers (which I am thankful I 
haven't had so far) I'm reminded that sprays made with onion or 
garlic juice as a major component are often recommended by organic 
gardeners to repel other pests.  Maybe that would work for the moth 
of the borer.  Also such gardeners often make sprays using the juice 
of weeds that seem immune to any pests.  Such sprays, applied to the 
iris leaves, wouldn't hurt the iris at all, but might keep the pests 
away, though not kill them, of course.  I've never tried this for 
borers, as I said, but if one or more of these would be effective it 
would be a great thing to know. Worth a try, I'd think.


Arnold Koekkoek                         Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
Assoc. Prof. of History                 Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
Dordt College                           e-mail koekkoek@dordt.edu
Sioux Center, IA 51250

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