[BULBS] Calling all entomologists

Elizabeth Waterman lizwat@earthlink.net
Fri, 27 Jun 2003 19:06:44 PDT
Is this the critter you are referring to?

Using insecticides to control the blue-green sharpshooter

Since most landscapes are likely to include host plants for
both the bacterium and the blue-green
sharpshooter, the use of insecticides will usually be the
best choice for trying to deal with PD.

A number of products are available to homeowners and
landscape professionals which are active against
leafhoppers. Systemic products, such as acephate
(Orthene(R)) and imidacloprid (Merit(R)) are

good choices because they are taken up by the plant. Be
certain to follow all label instructions.

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