[NAFEX] Grape Vines and Japanese Beetles

list at ginda.us list at ginda.us
Fri Jun 13 17:54:48 EDT 2003


The instructions that came with mine indicated distributing it dry - no 
water at all.  The idea was to sprinkle a bit onto the ground every 
couple of feet.  Maybe chlorinated water is why the instructions are 
written that way.

Ginda

On Friday, June 13, 2003, at 12:42  PM, Richard O'Barr wrote:

> Since Milky spore is a bacteria I would think that chlorinated water to
> distribute would be a no no.
>                                                             TG
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "hector black" <hblack at twlakes.net>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grape Vines and Japanese Beetles
>
>
>> They can really do a job on grapes.  French hybrids are their 
>> favorite,
> but
>> labrusca hybrids get pretty well chewed on here.  We walk out in the 
>> early
>> morning when they are too cool to fly and knock them off into buckets
>> (small) of soapy water where they quickly drown.
>>     I've heard that granite dust (waste from a granite tombstone 
>> maker)
>> dusted on the foliage early in the day when dew is still there, will 
>> deter
>> them.   Hope to try that this year.
>>     Milky spore is an OK organic practice, but there have been bad 
>> batches
>> of the stuff.  That should be improved by now.
>>     Hector Black  zone 6 middle TN
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Scott Williamson" <swilliamson at acespower.com>
>> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:42 AM
>> Subject: [NAFEX] Grape Vines and Japanese Beetles
>>
>>
>> I just planted three grape vines this spring and have read that 
>> Japanese
>> Beetles take a liking to them.  I was wondering if anyone knew if I 
>> should
>> be real concerned about them or not.  I have only lived at my current
>> location about a year and didn't notice a large number of them last 
>> year,
>> but it could have been an off season for them.  I am trying to go 
>> organic
>> with my property and would like to avoid spraying if possible.  I'm
> assuming
>> that once the vines get larger they can handle minor problems, but I 
>> don't
>> really want the find them defoliated the first year I've had them 
>> planted.
>> Any suggestions and/or info would be much appreciated.
>>
>> Scott Williamson
>> central Indiana
>> zone 5
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