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For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Apr 12, 2012 12:27 pm

Here is some new information from Valley K.

http://plantlilies.com/Lily-Leaf-Beetle.html
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Lulu » Apr 12, 2012 1:31 pm

baby (talcum) powder; whodathunk?

Good article, Lyn
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby kelly_m » Apr 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Good info....got a couple of options!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Apr 12, 2012 5:16 pm

So far (knock on wood) I've not had to deal with these buggers but thought the baby powder was a great idea!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby kelly_m » Apr 12, 2012 5:42 pm

I was able to control them last year...only had a few. every couple of days cleaning the larvae off the leaves. But this year, even though the lilies are only up a couple of inches, I've already killed 3!

I have a friend 2 hours south of me whose lilies were absolutely decimated by the buggers.....I passed it on to her! She thanks you too!!
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby agedgardener2 » Apr 12, 2012 7:26 pm

Is Johnson's baby powder effective? I've used malathion but have still lost most of my lilies. JO
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Apr 12, 2012 8:14 pm

If it is a talcum powder it should be.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 13, 2012 10:56 pm

The article talks about smothering the insect, would diatomaceous earth work similarly? As far as I know, we don't have the red lily beetle here, yet, but I can sympathize with all the gardeners who are battling this pest.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby Eeyore » Apr 13, 2012 11:29 pm

I don't think diatomaceous earth is fine enough to smother the insect.
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Re: For those of you dealing with Lily Beetle

Postby kelly_m » Apr 13, 2012 11:35 pm

After killing 4 more today, i found some powder....it has talc....It's actually called Monkey Butt Anti-Itch powder....But if it works I'll change it's name!!LOL

While I was doiing it I was on the fone with my GF....she pulled over 20 off of hers.....
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