Roses forum: Rose Slugs & Spinosad

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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
May 7, 2010 4:55 PM CST
I had Rose Slugs really bad last year.
I heard that Spinosad works really good for them.
Has anybody used this product and does it
work well for other rose pests that anybody knows of?

Rose Slug damage

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 7, 2010 7:10 PM CST

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I've never used it, but I hope someone comes here to tell us that it works. I'm going to have that problem about a month from now.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
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Cottage_Rose
May 29, 2010 7:50 PM CST
Spinosad is an organic product and can be used on edibles as well.
Its under the label: Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew.
I am just sick...
Roses starting to pop here in Michigan
but I've got some frickin plague of a bugs eating ALL my roses.
Suddenly, like within a week or two... brown, yellow and skeletonized leaves.
Arrrrghhhhh!!!
Never had this huge of a problem ever!
Last year it was just on a few roses...now its on all of them!
My problem is I'm so busy its hard for me to get out and spray.
I did spray 2 of my roses about a week ago with Capt. Jacks
and they seem to have minimal damage.
Been spraying all my roses over the last 2 days.
Does anybody know if I might be dealing with something more than just rose slugs?
Zuzu what do you use?

Will post some pics tomorrow.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 29, 2010 8:08 PM CST

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I never use anything, CR, and then I curse myself for not spraying in advance. Once in a while, if I see bugs on the roses, I run and get the Raid for flying insects and give them a good spray of that. But those rose slugs aren't that visible. The damage they do sure is visible, though.
Madison, Alabama (formerly NC)
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stillwood
May 30, 2010 6:27 PM CST
What is a rose slug? Is it anything like the big gray slugs on the ground? Around here the biggest problem is Japanese beetles (little early yet, but they will be here). Does keeping back the mulch and leaves help prevent rose slugs?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 30, 2010 6:35 PM CST

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Nothing at all like the other slugs, Stillwood. Here's some information about them:

http://www.weidners.com/Roseslug.htm
Madison, Alabama (formerly NC)
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stillwood
May 30, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Well, I just learned something - I have never heard of rose slugs although they are obviously here in NC (looked out on the web to agriculatural extension information after reading what you sent me). My ignorance is showing - it's a good thing it is never too late to learn.
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Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Jun 6, 2010 9:24 PM CST
Thanks for the info on rose slugs. I didn't know about them. I have too many regular slugs this year and they just found my veggies, arghh.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 7, 2010 9:45 AM CST
I've never seen them here in Arizona either, maybe because of our HOT dry weather?

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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Jun 8, 2010 7:43 AM CST
The Spinosad seems to be working for rose slugs but nothing else.
It says it works for beetles etc. but I have seen no positive effect when
using them to killed a little striped beetle I get that leave brown spots
all over the leaves and Rose Chafers ( a scarab beetle) that are just as bad as
Jap Beetles which i have too.
This will be year # 2 after Milky Spore application...hoping to see better results
than last year. I could KICK myself for forgetting to put down Nematodes this
spring before the Rose Chafers emerged. Angry
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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