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How to apply DE for squash bugs?

Posted by takadi 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 10, 09 at 20:19

Since squash bugs tend to hide under leaves, how do I apply it and have it adhere to the underside of the leaves? I've tried using my hand but the wind ends up blowing it away...plus I'm not sure how much to apply. Do I dust a border around the squash?


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RE: How to apply DE for squash bugs?

Diamotaceous Earth is a passive insect control and since it must be applied as a dust it will not go to some places we often wish it would. Since it must be applied as a dust do not apply it on windy days and since it will not stick to the underside of plant leaves don't try to get it there.


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