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Re: another woe


At 09:17 AM 08/17/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>My guess would be that a systemic (orthene?) would be a better bet than
diazanon.
>
>Chick
>
>LakesideRM@aol.com wrote:
>
>> The blister beetles have struck again.  In 198, when the temperature was
104
>> for days and there was no rain for weeks, blister beetles converged on our
>> hostas.  In one day about 3 beetles can make a clump of hostas look like
>> someone had put it through the paper shedder. In fact the shedder would
leave
>> larger pieces than the beetles.
>> This week the beetles have appeared again.  When discovering a large ragged
>> clump of Fragrant Bouquet my first thought was, Roy had hit it with the
weed
>> eater.  The next day the clump was almost gone so I decided it would be
wise
>> to investigate.  Those black rascals were working as if there is no
tomorrow.
>>  A dose of diazanon soon took care of that group but the sad story is new
>> groups are striking a few new clumps each day.  Some containers that were
>> schedule for a show next week are now in shreds.
>> I am not sure but so far it seems that they choose the plants that are
in the
>> sunnier places.  Are there any suggestions for stopping these savages?
>> Mary
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>i was going to say orthene also, but i cant stand the smell, the stuff
scares me
indianabob

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