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Re: Japanese beetles

        The state ag dept here in colordo has also been setting traps for a
number of years and have succeeded in catching around 300 a year. The traps
typically have been set at wholesale nurseries who receive plants from the
Midwest where the beasts are prevalent. Colorado I believe currently
requires a certificate stating that the trees from the Midwest are Jap
BEetle Free.
        One of the guys from the Ag dept stated that "The Japanese Beetle
will never be a problem in Colorado because the climate is too dry. I
laughed in his face and told him that he was crazy. Insects adapt, they will
survive some day. Having grown up outside Gary, In. I grew up with them and
realize the destructio that they can cause.
        Well, winter 2001 and 2002, the beasts survived the winter here and
I do not feel bad laughing in the "scentist's" face.

finally got a soaking rain after a month without
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Japanese beetles

> In a message dated 7/17/03 12:08:01 PM, cathyc@rnet.com writes:
> << They are moving west >>
> Cathy, we have had them here.  I have seen only one this summer.  The
> ag dept has a program where they set traps & check on a planned scheduled
> the summer just as they do with gypsy moths.
>     Ceres, Iowa zone 4/5
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