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Japanese Beetles

Posted by mulchwoman metuchen,nj (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 28, 09 at 8:35

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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RE: Japanese Beetles

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

RE: Japanese Beetles

For long-term control, use Milky Spore powder. I have very few JB.

RE: Japanese Beetles

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.

PS - RE: Japanese Beetles

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

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