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Mar 15, 2012 3:55 PM CST
|Is anyone spraying early for the Red Lily Beetle?|
I usually wait for the lily to emerge but wondered if the beetle larve is early too.
Mar 18, 2012 6:12 PM CST
|Thanks for the photo Jo Ann. I saw a beetle very like this for the first time last year chomping away at the Fritillaria and Acanthus. What do you spray with?|
Mar 19, 2012 4:01 AM CST
|The red Beetles have been at several varieties of plant life including what you mentioned and Solomens Seal.|
I use Bayer Tree and Shrub insect killer for an early drench,then Sevin duering the mid season to kill adults.
If you drench for a few years it will cut down on the population.
Ihave been drenching for 3 of the 5 years here and only say 1 beetle last year.
There are other pests that make holes in lily leaves.The Red Beetle will destroy the whole plant.
Mar 19, 2012 5:17 PM CST
|Thanks Jo Ann. I had forgotten about this pest and with a bunch of new lilies this year I think you just saved me a lot of aggravation.|
Mar 23, 2012 2:18 AM CST
|I fed my bulbs yesterday.Then I drenched the lilies for Red Beetle. I saw 3 beetles on 1 clump of srouts. That is serious.|
This wacky weather has my schedual off. I usually do this job in April.
Apr 15, 2012 8:43 PM CST
|On another forum a fellow forumist posted this about the lily beetle:|
Anyone ever heard of or tried Myrr-D or the active ingredient in it:
Apr 16, 2012 6:15 AM CST
|Thats a great link.|