[Market-farming] Harlequin Bugs

Errol Castens castens at peoplepc.com
Fri Jul 22 09:25:49 EDT 2005

Would a cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner ("Dust Buster") make it easier?

Oxford, Mississippi

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marie Kamphefner" <kampy at grm.net>
To: "'Market Farming'" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Harlequin Bugs

Regards to the list:

Shelly, do you have any Pyganic?  That might do the trick.

One year, I put all my extension cords together and hauled the vacuum
cleaner out to the garden and sucked all the bugs into a bag, then
burned it.  I don't know that I have the strength and energy to do that

Marie in Missouri where the cucumber beetles are wreaking havoc.  Oh no!
I'm looking around for extension cords!  I can't find my bottle of

HELP! The Harlequin bugs are tearing my brassicas to shreds....and
breeding prolifically. I have tried garlic oil and neem to no avail.
Also, I have tried handpicking but I have alot of ground in brassicas
and they just seem to come back en masse. Some of my crops are at the
critical point and I will lose them if I do not figure this out soon. 
Shelly Elliott
Idle Thyme Farm
Zone 5, SE Wyoming ... where temps reached at record 100 degrees
yesterday! Good for the peppers.....bad for the lettuce!

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