Japanese Beetles

mulchwoman(metuchen,nj)June 28, 2009


For the first time, I noticed Japanese beetles on my veggie plants. They are pretty much devastating the leaves.

Planted in a new location this year, never planted here before.

Should I just keep hand picking, or are there any organic controls I can use.


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I hand pick. I dislike spraying so I hand pick.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 8:41PM
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For long-term control, use Milky Spore powder. I have very few JB.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 10:40PM
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It may be too late for this year, but next year try planting 4 O'clocks. I used to have a huge Japanese beetle problem, but since I have been planting 4 0'clocks- I never see them.

I can't remember - either the 4 oclocks repel them, or they attract them and they eat the the 4 oclocks leaves and die.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 7:45AM
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I got curious so looked it up - the 4 o'clocks poison the beetles-
Here is a website with a lot of organic remedies for beetles.

Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese beetles

    Bookmark   July 3, 2009 at 7:49AM
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