[Market-farming] Japanese Beetles
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 17 09:25:47 EDT 2019
I see them here mostly on wild grape leaves; they don't generally cause me much in the way of problems. I expect it depends on what you grow and very likely also on local pressure.
I agree that you ought to look into milky spore. I haven't used it myself, but from what I understand it's not a quick fix, but fairly effective in the long term. I think there are also beneficial nematodes, which may work faster but not last as long. Again, I haven't used any specific product myself; but in any case as you're dealing with living soil organisms different ones may work better in different areas.
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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