[NAFEX] Wrapping trees for protection

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Tue Feb 13 23:32:49 EST 2007

On Feb 13, 2007, at 8:32 PM, BRosholdt wrote:
> Barb here in Zone 7a(?), central Virginia  (couldn't prove global  
> warming at my orchard - we just had two weeks with temperatures  
> dipping to the single digits more than twice, and maybe more to  
> come - all with no snow cover whatsoever!)
> The real nuisance in my orchard is the Japanese Beetle. . . .

Have you tried milky spore?  Or hormone traps?

I put down milky spore when I moved in.  Most of my neighbors treat  
their lawns for "grubs" with one poison or another.  The result is a  
very manageable number of japanese beetles that don't do much damage.

Years ago my father tried a trap.  The downside is that you attract  
beetles from all around (you really want to talk your neighbor into  
doing this) but he bagged pounds and pounds of beetles with little  


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