[NAFEX] A righteous borer tool/first borers?

John Barbowski jbarbowski at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 13:39:46 EST 2005


With all this discussion on the round-headed apple borer, I googled and
found an image to satisfy my curiosity. Interesting --- but 6-8
inches!!!!!   Hope I don't meet one.

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/beetles3.html    (5th image down)

jb


On 11/24/05, loneroc <loneroc at mwt.net> wrote:
>
> I had one borer in an apple once in SW WI, too. It was burroewed into the
> graft union of a dwarf tree. The rootstock was either Bud 9 or P 22.  I
> forget which.  I gouged out the grub and have not had another, in my
> apples
> at least.  I've had a couple other trees that had borers in the twigs as
> opposed to the base of the trunk. One was a Ptelea trifoliata, the
> hoptree.
>
> Given the lack of major borer infestation here perhaps we are dealing with
> another species of borer that only occasionally hits Malus.  Or perhaps in
> my case, borer adults have difficulty finding my place amidst the
> cornfields.
>
> Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI   USDA zone 3
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Deirdre Birmingham" <deirdreb at mindspring.com>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A righteous borer tool/first borers?
>
>
> > I am in southern WI, zone 4b, east of Mineral Point, which I should have
> > added to my earlier post.
> > >From the descriptions in Michael's book, I have the round-headed apple
> > borer.
> >
> > --Deirdre
> >
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: tanis cuff <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
> > > To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > > Date: 11/22/2005 6:59:57 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A righteous borer tool/first borers?
> > >
> > > I haven't see this pest locally (s.WI), don't think we have it.  If
> the
> > > borers arrive, where do they show up first?  Is there some common widl
> > > susceptible tree or shrub which I should keep an eye on, or will they
> > appear
> > > first in apple plantings?  More likely in older trees, or young trees/
> > > nursery rows?
> > >
> > >
> > > ----Original Message Follows----
> > > From: "Deirdre Birmingham" <
> > > To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
> > > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A righteous borer tool
> > > Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:10:26 -0600
> > >
> > > This is handy info but I cannot picture how it works, probably because
> I
> > > don't know what the drill bit looks like. Seems it should be something
> > > flexible to follow holes, n'est-ce pas?
> > >   I discoverd this borer in my young trees in my nursery in October as
> I
> > was
> > > preparing them for the winter.  Just in  less than 1% of them. The few
> > > affected were on mostly Bud-9 and one was on M-26.   They will get
> > planted
> > > out in the spring and I hope I am not transporting borers to the field
> as
> > > well.  There are wild apples and woods about 100 to 200 feet away.
> > > What I didn't find explained well as I searched for what to do is how
> > much
> > > of the tree to cut out.  I used a paper clip, not having copper wire
> > handy
> > > as your book (previous edition) and other references indicated,  and
> then
> > a
> > > pocket knife to cut until all affected tissue was removed.  Seemed a
> bit
> > > drastic at times.  Is one supposed to be? I never noticed any grubs,
> but
> > > they could have been in the mix of what I was jabbing at and then
> cutting
> > > out. On one tree they seemed to have already headed down into the
> roots.
> > > I was painting tree bases for SW tree injury using latex paint.  I
> have
> > no
> > > need for Surround yet, but had on hand diatomaceous earth.  So I added
> > water
> > > and DE to the white latex paint.  And then painted as close to the
> soil
> > line
> > > as possible and on all sides of the tree trunk.  DE was recommended in
> > your
> > > new book for dogwood borer, but will it work on the round-headed
> > appletree
> > > borer?
> > >
> > > --Deirdre
> > >
> > >
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