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What's eating my Potato leaves?

Post  Shandrac on Sat 4 May 2013 - 13:07

My potato leavess get shredded every year by some mysterious bug with a hearty appetite. When I look in the garden, I see earwigs, rolly-polly bugs, slugs/snails. No aphids this year thanks to a weekly application of Neem oil/Insecticidal soap spray and I'm using Sluggo-Plus (to rid of snails and ear wigs).
Any ideas what is eating the leaves/remedies to control that critter?

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Post  camprn on Sat 4 May 2013 - 13:32

Have you seen any of these?






A good resource of info in your area:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/selectnewpest.potatoes.html

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Post  Shandrac on Sat 4 May 2013 - 13:46

No, I haven't seen anything like that in my garden. I'm in the garden daily and went out at night with a flashlight. I've not even seen grass hoppers.
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Post  camprn on Sat 4 May 2013 - 14:04

@Shandrac wrote:No, I haven't seen anything like that in my garden. I'm in the garden daily and went out at night with a flashlight. I've not even seen grass hoppers.
Ok good, check out the link at the bottom of my previous post for more ideas.

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Post  Shandrac on Sat 4 May 2013 - 14:12

Gotcha!
Checked out the post, ID'd flea beetles and little cut worms! AHA!
I see Carbaryl is listed as a pesticide to both. Is this an organic application or is there an organic alternative?
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Post  camprn on Sat 4 May 2013 - 14:25

@Shandrac wrote:Gotcha!
Checked out the post, ID'd flea beetles and little cut worms! AHA!
I see Carbaryl is listed as a pesticide to both. Is this an organic application or is there an organic alternative?
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For details about the insecticides that are listed or the ones that are organic or effective check out the links in the Stickies in the 'Pests' sub-forum.
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With all insecticides. READ AND FOLLOW ALL LABEL DIRECTIONS! ! ! ! ! Pay particular attention to any mention of bees on the label.

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Post  Shandrac on Sat 4 May 2013 - 15:39

THANK YOU!
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