[Market-farming] flea beetles

Mike Brabo mdbrabo at att.net
Wed Aug 8 07:51:41 EDT 2012


Richard,
Look forward to trying this idea.
Is this outdoors or in a tunnel?  Currently we can't burn/flame outdoors due to fire danger.  :-(
Thanks
Mike
Vesterbrook Farm - Certified Naturally Grown
Clarksville, Missouri - Mississippi River Bluffs, Zone 5b-6a








On Aug 8, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Richard Stewart wrote:

> We've been saving about 12" of each of our micro radish rows (or more depending on demand) and then we torch them as the next crop is emerging.  We are killing LOTS of flea beetles.  With the heat and drought they are staying tight to micros and we are seeing a nice change after four weeks.
> 
> 
> Richard Stewart
> Carriage House Farm
> North Bend, Ohio
> 
> An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855
> 
> (513) 967-1106
> http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
> rstewart at zoomtown.com
> 
> On Aug 7, 2012, at 8:20 AM, Sue Wells wrote:
> 
>> Allan, 
>> When I moved to my farm 4 years ago, there were more bugs here than I ever
>> dreamed of. The flea beetles were here all summer and into the fall. Makes
>> no sense to me, but they are here. Seems they were a  little late coming out
>> this Spring. 
>> Sue 
>> Vermont 
>> 
>> 
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