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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!

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