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pinzgauer1
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Don't let this happen to you!!

Postby pinzgauer1 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:56 pm

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The first picture is the culprit and the 2nd one is the end result of one nights feeding by a swarm of blister beetles. I lost my whole tomato crop in my garden so much for fresh BLT'S
I didn't even know they were around till the next morning i went out on my deck and looked at my garden and noticed all the foliage was gone from my plants, i bet if there was 100 there was 5 to 600 of the little sob's. Needless to say i fixed their little red wagon for them with some good ole permythrin spray. Dead beetles everywhere.
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Postby mdmdogs3 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:55 pm

Wow! :shock:

and I thought the millions of japanese beetles in our pasture was bad - you win!!!!!
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Postby ga. prime » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:51 am

Tough break, pinzgauer1. I expect your plants should recover though. Fortunately, I haven't seen any of those pests around these parts.
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Postby randiliana » Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:22 pm

Ouch!! I had the same problem with my Kholrabi and Turnips a couple years ago with flea beetles. When they finished the Turnips and Kholrabi, they moved on to the peas and corn, what a mess....
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