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Here we go again
« on: May 31, 2021, 20:12:28 »
So I've had a wonderful asparagus crop this year. Hadn't cut any spears since last Thursday, looked at them today and they are alive with asparagus beetles. I must have killed two hundred of the little blighters, it's only a ten foot row! I'd been leaving the sprue to grow on, some of the fronds had half a dozen beetles at the ends having what looked like a mass orgy.  So those of you with new asparagus beds, look out!


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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 20:45:58 »
Oh no, I just started one this year!  :BangHead:


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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 06:23:36 »
Only seen one beetle so far this year, but know there will be more... seen eggs on a few spears so brushing them off before they hatch... this hot weather will bring them out!


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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 11:49:01 »
Found about a dozen for the 1st time this weekend - back to checking each time at the plot.  Asparagus was late this year, presumably the cold weather, but the warm weather has brought on both the crop and the beetles.


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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 14:55:40 »
Thanks for the warning - will inspect mine!
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