[Market-farming] Dealing with baby grasshoppers
allan.balliett at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 21:00:01 EDT 2012
I've had real bad experiences when I've tried to get ARBICO to stand
behind obviously defective products (such as $150 a quart liquid
pesticides arriving with 80% of the contents coagulated into a lump
that just won't pour. Instead of standing behind the product
themselves like Johnny's would do, they pushed me off on the
manufacturer which, on high end organic pesticides can be a very weird
experience customer service wise. I swore off from Arbico. Most
everything they have can be found elsewhere.
Just felt everyone should know this.
-Allan in WV
On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's ARBICO.
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use a product called Semaspore Bait. It is readily available on the net.
>> It is in the form of what looks like small oat flakes. Don't know exactly
>> what it is but it works. It's organically approved. It works by starting a
>> disease that spreads in the hopper population. Grasshoppers cannibalize
>> other hoppers that are injured or sick, thus spreading the illness. Needs to
>> be re-applied after heavy rain. I try to always have a bag on hand in the
>> spring. I broadcast handfuls throughout the place. Not on the actual food.
>> It is VERY important to keep hopper habitat under control. I spend a lot
>> of time weed eating all grasses and non crop veg. numerous sources price
>> this product differently. ARBIC is a good source for a lot of organic
>> resources for pest control from ladybugs and preying mantis to nematodes.
>> Check them out:
>> Good luck,
>> Todd Lister
>> Veribest Farm
>> Vesta Ga
>> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Pam Twin Oaks <pam at twinoaks.org> wrote:
>>> Does anyone have an organic way to deal with baby grasshoppers and/or
>>> crickets? We seem to have millions. . .
>>> And what do crickets eat, anyway?
>>> Pam, Twin Oaks, central Virginia, where the monsoons may be over for now.
>>> Pam Dawling
>>> Author of Sustainable Market Farming, Intensive Vegetable Production on a
>>> Few Acres
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