While the Japanese Beetle infestation is dying down (for this year), the info from this Backyard Farmer segment by Jonathan Larson and Jody Green can help you get ready for next year.
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Hand Picking Japanese Beetles
If you have a small Japanese beetle invasion, or you’ve decided not to use an insecticide, there are some tips you can utilize when hand-picking them. First, the JB response to disturbance is to drop straight down from the plant. You can position your bucket of soapy water beneath the branch you’re tapping and use…
Controlling Japanese Beetles on Fruits and Vegetables
These destructive pests can decimate a landscape, but they can also do some serious damage to vegetables and fruits. Adult beetles will feed on just about anything if they are hungry enough, but they definitely have their favorites. Most commonly, they feed on fruits such as apple, crabapple, grapes, peach, cherry, blackberries, and raspberries and vegetables such as asparagus, corn (foliage and silks), beans, okra, and rhubarb.
If you are like many of the Metro area readers your landscaped has been attacked by the Japanese beetles. Now what do you do? Plants are stressed and one of the first things we think of doing is “feed” the plant. So we reach for our favorite fertilizer and give our plants a good “feeding”. …
How to Deal with Japanese Beetle
Japanese beetles are devouring plants! What can be done?
GRO Big Red Gardening Show: Episode 4 Japanese Beetle
Japanese beetles are out in force, how do you manage them?
When Treating for Japanese Beetles Isn’t a Good Idea
Those pesky Japanese beetles have broad appetites! They feed on roses, trees, perennials, vines and even our vegetable plants. Knocking them into a pail of soapy water is certainly a satisfying (read vengeful) way to keep their numbers down. But when their numbers are overwhelming, it’s tempting to look for an insecticide to stop the…
How to ID and Manage Japanese Beetles
Download a PDF of this Blog Post Fast Facts Japanese beetles are non-native, invasive pests that damage over 400 different types of plants by feeding on leaves, flowers, and fruits. Feeding on leaves results in lacey, doily-like leaves, flower feeding results in shredded flowers, and fruit can be hollowed out Adults are 1/2 an inch…