[NAFEX] [Fwd: Ineffective Milky Spore?]
hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Thu Jun 14 16:21:03 EDT 2007
It could have been ineffective spore the first time - I think I read about
that and decided to try once more. Our location may be a problem with 20
acre hayfields on both sides where the grubs would have plenty of grass
roots to chew on? We tried traps, but that was disastrous. Emptied about
20 full traps every day and drowned them in a trash can of soapy water, but
they never slowed down until their season was over in early August. Thanks
for your info. Hector
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Yellman" <don.yellman at webformation.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:40 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] [Fwd: Ineffective Milky Spore?]
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Ineffective Milky Spore?
> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:25:23 -0400
> From: Don Yellman <don.yellman at webformation.com>
> To: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> I don't have an explanation for why milky spore has not worked well for
> you. It certainly has for me, and for many years. Without it, I would be
> simply infested with the things. I would look for a cause other than
> beetles flying in from distance, since I am convinced they only go far
> enough to find vegetation and begin their mating dance.
> As an experiment, I applied one 40 oz. can thinly spread over two acres on
> my son's place just north of Charlottesville, VA last July. The summer of
> '06 was particularly bad for JB's in that region, and his place was
> completely infested with many thousands of the things. In spite of the
> very low application rate, and the short interval for allowing the milky
> spore to become established, he has zero Japanese beetles so far this
> season. They may yet show up, but last year at this time they were
> already there.
> On my own place, I have tasty vegetation everywhere, and have yet to see
> one this summer. Again, a few may show up later. I hate to see them all
> die out, since I don't want to starve my milky spore.
> Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
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