[NAFEX] Japanese Beetles

Richard O'Barr aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 13 00:03:02 EDT 2003

These beetles are VERY bad here, and they do not do much in the way of
discrimination. They emerged on June 7 this year and will last 2 months.
Last year I could not keep the traps emptied fast enough. This year I am
trying the milky spore. Oh yes, maybe because this 6 acres was a former
pasture just before I took it over in 1999.
                                                         Zone 7
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Garrison" <pawpaw1 at cox.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Japanese Beetles

> I had Japanese beetles in my 2 acres of blueberries and pretty much got
> of them over several years.  Set out four traps around the edges and
> buckets full;  applied nematodes once;  applied milky spore when it came
> back on the market.  Don't know which worked, or if it was the
> but they are no longer a problem.
> Mark Garrison RI zone 6
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