Lily problem

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Re: Lily problem

Postby Kelly » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:55 pm

A combination of a bug killer on the adult beetles and Neem Oil on the larvae (which is what you see in the foto) should help....they have about a 2 week cycle so keep vigilant.

RLB is not as bad this year...I think either because we all have been rather diligent...or I found a really effective bugg killer on my shelf from a few years ago!! LOL
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Re: Lily problem

Postby Smitty » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:17 am

tell her to get her butt to, or online to, T&T Seeds in Winterpeg...they have KING potato dust..2kg container for 20 bucks!(I bought 2)..t'is the only thing I found that works too. When she gets it..cover the lilies and the surrounding area with the stuff!!..hand picking and squishing both larvae and adults will also be necessary wit h that amount of infestation as well...best of luck to her..Been there myself but am happy to say..have almost eradicated them from me and my neighbours gardens..hence I bought 2 containers at a time.
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Re: Lily problem

Postby northpine » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks Smitty. I'll pass that along. Kelly, I've had others touting the Neem oil also.
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Re: Lily problem

Postby Lulu » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:27 pm

Smitty, I checked out T&T; not a real friendly website; tried to search for KPD, no luck!

They have one product called "Organic Insecticide Rotenone Dust"; is that what they are selling for KPD?

Tried to order it, but I can't even get to the checkout page,,maybe because it recognizes an Ontario email address?
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Re: Lily problem

Postby Smitty » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:25 am

most likely Lulu.
think I could sneak one in the mail to you?
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Re: Lily problem

Postby mebbie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:04 am

I couldn't stand the look of the lilies when they were attacked. Like everyone else, I tried everything until finally I pulled them all out. I do have other Lilies that aren't bothered by the RLB.
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Re: Lily problem

Postby Smitty » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:26 am

mebbie the beetle only attacks Lillium and their family ie Frtillaria...daylilies are safe from this
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Re: Lily problem

Postby BBQ » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:42 pm

Smitty's right. The day lilies don't seem to be affected by the red lily beetle at all.

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Re: Lily problem

Postby Mike in Greely » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Yes i was on that discussion and yes it does work, but it is a pain to go out and cover the plants with the baby powder after every time it rains, and the plants do look ugly covered in white powder, this year i had so many other things to do in the garden and the litle buggers came back and decimated everything even though i probably killed over a 100 of them. Just not worth the time and effort unfortunately.
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