Hopefully you had the chance to tune into the Garden Spot radio show, Saturday August 5, 2017. Andrea McFarland shared with you several common pests that wreak havoc on our gardens. Here is what she shared:
Japanese Beetles: Adults are metallic blue-green, ½-inch beetles with bronze wing covers, while larvae are fat, white grubs with brown heads. They can be found on many vegetables, flowers, and small fruit in all states east of the Mississippi River. Adults skeletonize leaves, chew flowers, and may completely defoliate plants while larvae feed on lawn and garden plant roots. To control these insects, shake beetles from plants in early morning; apply floating row covers; set out baited traps upwind of your vegetable garden on two sides and at least 30 feet away; spray beetles early morning or as sun sets with Fertilome Triple Action Spray.