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Re: what grasshoppers can do

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] what grasshoppers can do
  • From: Christopher Darlington chris.darlington@sympatico.ca
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:54:43 -0400

Hi Donald,

Wow, this looks more like a large hungry animal ate your plants right to
the rhizome !!!!  The worst I've seen here is chunks the size of a
quarter missing from the odd fan.  Maybe you have a different, more
hungry species than we have here.


Donald Eaves wrote:
> Here's a photo of what they can do en masse when they are hungry.  There are
> only 4-5 clumps eaten this way at the moment, but this is what I saw all
> summer long last summer - and even worse.  I put the watch in for
> perspective.  This is WITCH'S WAND and it's been in place for almost 4
> years.  There's another WW clump that has escaped this amount of damage in
> another bed.  I'm ready for them to go away.  The seedlings become rather
> expensive since the spray I've found isn't cheap and doesn't last long.  But
> seedlings cannot survive this kind of chewing.  (Also a pretty good
> approximation of what my soil looks like after it has been heavily amended
> for a few years :(.
> Donald
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