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Re: iris

In a message dated 9/6/97 1:49:13 PM, you wrote:

	My name is Bob Axmear and I live in Northeast Iowa(zone4). I was
wondering if someone would be kind enough to explain what you do about
iris borer. I do what the book say and clean up the old foliage in the
fall and this spring I sprinkled granulated diazanon around the plants
and I noticed I still have some infestation although not as much as

Bob, Cygone 2E is the only thing that I have found that will eliminate the
little rats.  Begin spraying as soon as the plants emerge in the spring and
spray every two weeks until just before bloom.  Cygone 2E is systemic, so
spray right around the base of the plants so the chemical can get into the

Good luck.

Harry Wolford
Reynoldsburg, OH

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