[NAFEX] Japanese Beetle

hector black hblack at twlakes.net
Wed Jun 11 19:06:45 EDT 2003

Hi John,
    Surround did work pretty well in suppressing feeding, but we found it
hard to removed from the grapes.  It's much easier to remove from a large
fruit like apple or pear.  Because of the cluster, it seems to remain on the
inside and is harder to remove.
    Hector Black. zone 6

----- Original Message -----
From: <John.Mosko at engelhard.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 12:25 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Japanese Beetle

> Surround WP is an excellent feeding suppresant for Japanese beetle.
> Surround works best if applied before adult emergence which is from
> mid-to-late June in most of the country.  Japanese beetle will not usually
> return to a plant that they have initially rejected.  In addition, JB will
> release pheromones to call others to a good feeding site so reducing
> feeding just after emergence reduces aggregation of beetles.  Surround is
> Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listed for use in organic
> production. In Indiana, Surround is carried by Fertrell dealers
> 1-800-367-1566.  John
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