Narcissus fly - organic control?

Kelly Irvin
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 03:57:13 PDT
Mary Sue:

I scanned through the article, which is very helpful. I seem to have 
heard somewhere or read somewhere that vegetable oils can be used as a 
spot spray on the foliage base to help with control...

As a matter of fact, I just found an article that refers to canola oil 
and pyrethrins as a drench, "", 
but I know this is not the source I have in vague memory.

Anybody had any experience fighting the Narcissus fly organically?

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> Dear Iain,
> We have a wiki page devoted to this with information and photos that were 
> contributed from at least three members from across the pond so it 
> obviously is a problem in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Does anyone know 
> whether this fly is interested in bulbs from any other family besides 
> Amaryllidaceae?
> Mary Sue

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