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WTB Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis, nematodes?

Posted by lifespeed 9B San Jose (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 14:51

Where can I buy Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis 'Buibui' (Btj)? I am trying to combat Japanese Beetle grubs in my lawn. Also, pathogenic nematodes like Heterorhabditis bacteriophora or Steinernema glaseri are supposed to provide a synergistic effect together with the Bacillus.

But this stuff is not available at Home Despot . . .

Any ideas?


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RE: WTB Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis, nematodes?

If your San Jose is in California, you don't have Japanese beetles.

Contact your county's Extension Service office for an ID when you take in samples. Locate your office with this map
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office


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RE: WTB Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis, nematodes?

The reports I have seen about "Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis" indicate it is giving very spotty results. A tried and relatively effective disease for Japanese Beetles is "Bacillus popilleae", Milky Spore Disease which is much more readily available.


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