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Category: Pests

Information about plant pests and diseases

NOVODOR FC for fighting the Colorado potato beetle

I do not think I need to specially introduce the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) as everyone knows this enormous pest that is very damaging for the potato and is not possible to get rid of without the use of chemicals. In the meantime, nobody knows of any biological cures that could be used for the Colorado potato beetle.

Thursday 4th November 2010 19:07 | print | Pests

How to descend of the bean weevil?

I presume that the bean weevil needs not to be introduced to you. This is small little beetle of 3–4 mm big, that can be found on the seeds in the kitchen for example.

These detrimental small beetles develop in the seed of all kinds of pods. In fact, every pod type has some of these creatures – the broad bean – broad bean weevil (beetle), pea – pea beetle, lentils – lentils beetle, and garden broad bean – garden broad bean beetle etc.…

On the damaged seeds you can find bruises at the places where little holes were drilled by the larvaes. When the adult beetles hatch, drill holes become visible in the seeds. Beetles often cause most of the damage during the storing period (because the living conditions are ideal) irrespective of the fact that the plant was already contaminated when it was still in the garden.

The fight against the beetle is fortunately completely simple and efficient (100% chance of success!).

Friday 11th June 2010 20:07 | print | Pests

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