[Market-farming] Leaf-footed bugs

Allan Balliett aballiett at frontiernet.net
Mon Jun 23 04:43:11 EDT 2008


Steve -

It may be that plain water works as well, but what I came up with for 
harlequins is backpack sprayer water treated with a few drops of 
essential oil of peppermint. A misty spritz down a leafy row with 
that stuff brings all the critters to the topside of the leaves, 
where you can effectively follow with a soap spray, or whatever. 
Adjusting the hardness of our spray water improved the effectiveness 
of soaps for us dramatically.

-Allan in WV



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