[Market-farming] Japanese Beetles and Japanese Plums
fellenz at fltg.net
Thu Jul 17 22:18:45 EDT 2008
I'm doing a lot better with the traps than without. 2 years ago I lost
every plum to the beetles, at least this year I harvested the first
David Guthrie wrote:
> Hi Andy:
> . . .get rid of the traps. . .at least that's what the extension guy told
> me. . .
> we went to a field day at a University of Illinois test plot and one of the
> presenters said that japanese beatle traps (with pheremones?) attract your
> neighbor's beatle population. . .so if you don't want to increase the
> numbers around your place get your neighbor to put in the traps. . .the guy
> said a barrel full of beatles over a short time period wasn't unusual . . .
> we've got them too. . .so far they just eat my fruit trees and the pin oaks.
> . .i'd be interested in organic controls as well !
> David Guthrie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andy Fellenz" <fellenz at fltg.net>
> To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:17 PM
> Subject: [Market-farming] Japanese Beetles and Japanese Plums
>> I'm looking for approved organic controls for Japanese Beetles. I put
>> in a fair number of traps on the farm perimeter this season which have
>> been catching lots of beetles, but found beetles in my Japanese Plums
>> today. I harvested the first variety without any beetle damage, but
>> when I checked today almost every plum in the first variety which had
>> been missed - we finished the pick at dusk - had Japanese Beetle
>> damage. I have two more varieties which still need to ripen and haven't
>> been attacked yet. Any suggestions for controlling the beetles?
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