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Neem Oil

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    OK, I found a "study" of the use of a neem oil product to help control japanese beetles. Has anyone else heard of this being used as a deterent?

    The "study" was just some person who had heard that this product would work and took notes on her findings. She said there was a noticable difference.
  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    it is 7% effective at the 4 year mark, not the best. its a IGR not a repellent. we have just done a real research on several different control methods. the findings will be published in the fall
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    but the beetles are here now... I don't guess you could point us in the right direction? What is an IGR? This person said she applied it and noticed a considerable difference the same year, I don't know what all the factors were though, but she said that she had a a control that had A LOT more beetles on it than the ones she sprayed. I went ahead and ordered it just to see if it would work. I figured it was just a few dollars and if it did work I WOULD BE RICH! $$$$$

    If you did find a product I am sure people will pay big bucks to have their roses saved.
  4. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Insect growth regulator
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    I am looking for something that I can use on adult beetles. Milkyspore, what I believe you are referring to, is only good on the grubs. And then, if your neighbors don't put it down, your still fighting a loosing battle as of right now.

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