[Market-farming] Japanese Beetles

Deb Taft deb at mobiusfields.com
Wed Apr 17 11:08:15 EDT 2019

Yay!  Really happy to see this in my inbox.

Don't have anything to add about JBs - just wanted to say hello.  Would
love to see this list become active again.

Mobius Fields
zone 6b? 7a?

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:34 AM Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net>

> 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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