Japanese Beetles on my Stella Cherry - what's a guy to do?

andyinnycJune 24, 2012

Found several chewing up the leaves this evening. Is there an effective spray for the tree to keep them away?

Andrew

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franktank232(z5 WI)

Sevin, pyrethroids or can hand pick them...dep;ends on how bad. They like sweet cherries.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Sevin.

If sevin can't kill it, then its time to learn it's language because its going to take over the Earth like a cheesy 50's horror movie.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:40AM
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alan haigh

Are pyrethroids at all affective against this pest? I am thinking of tank mixing some with Sevin to increase staying power. Sevin does wear off relatively quickly even though there's no denying its knock down power of JBs.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 8:48AM
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sharppa(6)

Japanese beetles killed my new sweet cherry tree around five years ago. We used to get thousands of them. Since then, I have put down milky spore in the lawn about 5 times and only see maybe a hundred in a season now. I regularly pick them and kill them in soapy water. Milky spore takes a while but it really seems to work.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 9:08AM
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