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9820Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: colorado beetle + snails

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  • Nicholas Pierotti
    Jul 10, 2009
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      Ducks and Chickens did the trick for me, plus I got free eggs.

      And they also eat snails, which were a plague on my garden.

      On Jul 10, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Jacek Markowski wrote:

      > Hello dear friends.
      > Report from colorado beetle battle.
      > I tried the chilli mix spray, and wormwood spray(localy
      > recomended). Didn't seem to make great impression on the beetles.
      > Reasons - at that stage they were quite numurous, and probably very
      > hungry. Didnt care about taste I guess, enjoying spicy and bitter
      > meal !
      > The losses in some cases were significant. Couple of the plants
      > were 90% eaten so we dig out the potatoes, and there was enough for
      > a meal for two :).
      > We thought we needed sth more drastic, so we picked them up twice
      > with the intetion of making colorado beetle shake, which we didnt
      > make yet. The traditional Polish techinque ;) helped quite a
      > lot !!! HAlleluya !!
      > Then I sow a lovely picture, for the first time. One cute bug was
      > sucking out the colorado beetle larve by a little "straw" he poked
      > in it.
      > Nature keeps the balance??
      > So thanks all for help.
      > I will keep informed from the front
      > jacek

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