Long awaited AIS Bulletin
Just a tad too long on the wait!! The AIS Youth are selling tee shirts as
a fundraiser and the deadline is tomorrow!! May 15!!
This would make a great item to present to a Youth Division winner, or
as a local Auction item. ***
The information in the article Iris Borer Control (pgs 35 - 37) is very
interesting! Especially that "reduction of iris (clearwing borer moth) larvae
population in the controlled plantings was as follows:
Nematode Steinernema carpocapsae 100% --!!
Nematode Hererorhabditis bacteriophora 887% -- also an !!
AND the authors report that nematodes as a biolgoical insecticide have reached
a level where they are both cost effective andpractical for iris growers
to apply for control of iris borer.
YOU GUESSED THE QUESTION --> Where to purchase effective nematodes??
Carolyn Schaffner in Buffalo, NY where the TB's are beginning to come out!