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Old 06-04-2017, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just planted a musa basjoo that has been getting holes in the new leaves. I picked a small black caterpillar off the emerging leaf today.

Any suggestions?

I'm tempted to sprinkle Orthene powder around the plant as a systemic insecticide.
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Just planted a musa basjoo that has been getting holes in the new leaves. I picked a small black caterpillar off the emerging leaf today.

Any suggestions?

I'm tempted to sprinkle Orthene powder around the plant as a systemic insecticide.
I had tent type larvae last year......I sprayed.
These were some Hungry Howies.

Since my plants do not produce edible fruit I use a Bayer systemic to control spider mites and as a prophylactic.


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