Re: Borer Control
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Borer Control
- From: "nebrjean1027" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 01:05:11 -0000
Yes I do burn the irises and I did clean up real good last fall.
It's about time to burn if I can just find a calm day to do it. So
hopefully, I won't have any trouble this year. Other irisarians
have told me that borers are much less of a problem in the country
than they are in town. I understand that they can migrate up to 7
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Katherine Cordes"
> Hi Jean.
> I have only found 3 borers in my iris gardens. I, too, live in
> 4.5 (4b) and have about 100 (and growing. . .) known Bearded
> Cultivars. Hopefully I won't see to many, but as I understand it
> (correct me please, someone) borer eggs survive winter in rubbish
> dead weeds/iris leaves from the previous year. If you can keep
> mulch/dead stuff out of the garden, you probably can keep the
> problem down.
> I hope to burn my tons of rubbish this spring after the snow
> But you say this doesn't work for you?? Oh, boy, then maybe there
> hope for me!
> maybe i'm not awating spring so much after all. . .
> Adam Cordes
> Hillman, Michigan
> Region 6
> Zone 4.5
> > Okay, you guys, here is the question: What do you do for borer
> > control? I saw where one of you said you burn. I do that too
> > have used cygon. Also what zones are you in. I am 4b.
> > Jean
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> CoreComm Webmail.
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