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Those Japanese Beetles...Ugh!
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WallSal55    Posted 09-24-2003 at 12:53:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband was reading the Sunday paper. I guess
an agronomer was telling how these beetles were
really helping the soybean crops.
He said in this article they will not eat your food.
My entire pear crop is being devoured by them!
Another lady told me there are a few trees that
are totally ruined by them too.


Spade    Posted 09-24-2003 at 16:34:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe the Japanese beetles will eat just about anything but they do like somethings better than others. They appear to be especially fond of rose petals and the leaves on my red raspberries. Sevin is very effective in killing them and it will last for several days if it does not rain. Any rose buds that open immediately after spraying do not have any material on the petals and the beetles are there in numbers. Also, no matter how many are killed, there is a multitude of replacements.


dig    Posted 09-24-2003 at 13:01:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
You oughta see them go after grapes. Every vine I have is covered with ruined grapes becuase the beetles bored into the bunches and split the skin. Going after the sugar? I doubt if they want the vitamin C.


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