4 Review (s)

  1. Iraida

    I understand that this has already been written more than once, but after carefully studying all the letters, I could not find a solution to my problem. And the fact is that my garden was simply attacked by a wireworm. This year his divorce was probably 10 times more than it was before. But when planting potatoes, I always put in the holes handfuls of onion ash husks, several granules of superphosphate, and also a pinch of a special preparation from the wireworm, diluted with sleeping tea.
    Moreover, a couple of years ago I began to use green manure sowing. Most of all I liked rye, which I cut off twice during the summer, and in the fall I completely embed it in the soil. Previously, all these funds were enough to somehow keep the wireworm in check: there were holes in the tubers, but they were rare.

    And now there are as many as 10 holes in each tuber, and, moreover, deep. Why is the wireworm so active? How can I bring him in line now? I am already ready to use even some extreme methods of dealing with it. For example, in one of the issues of "Dacha" I read the following advice. When planting potatoes, it is necessary to plant not a lot of the same rye around it. And when the siderat grows up and begins to interfere with its neighbor, it is necessary to carefully pull it out along with the roots on which the hated wireworm will sit. And then it remains only to throw all the collected rye on the road. But is it right? Even birds do not peck a wireworm.

    In addition, I am already many years old, and such work scares off with its laboriousness. I will add that the rest of the crops in the garden grow well, with the exception of the onion, which constantly turns yellow early, although I peel it of all the husks and trim the heels of it. I soak the bulbs first in salt water, and then in a solution of potassium permanganate. Maybe at the same time you can tell me the recipe for onion treatment, dear readers? I would be very grateful for your help!

  2. Elena GORONOK, Moscow

    Wireworm trap

    The most important thing in August is to protect the potatoes from the wireworm. After all, damaged tubers are stored much worse.
    To do this, I cut the old tubers in half and bury them in the soil between the rows of potatoes to a depth of 5-10 cm with a cut down at a distance of 50 cm from each other. I stick twigs nearby. After 1 - 2 days, I examine the baits and destroy the gathered pests.

  3. Boris Shiroki, Irkutsk

    3 reliable recipes

    A real disaster in the suburban areas is the beetle larva - wireworm. To combat it, I dug bottles with bait in different places of the plot into the ground at an angle of 45 ° with the neck up. Getting into the bottles, the wireworm could no longer get out. Another way is effective. I cut potato tubers, stuck twigs up to 20 cm long in them and dug them to a depth of 10 cm with a slice down at a distance of 2 m from each other. Two days later, he dug out the bait and destroyed the pests. When planting potatoes in each well was added 1 tbsp. l mustard cake. Now we have no wireworm!

  4. Dmitry Kharchevich, Bryansk

    The wireworm does not spare any potatoes, nor carrots, nor beets.
    To fight it in the autumn, I dig through the soil so that the larvae get into the upper layers of the earth and die in the frost (they live at a depth of 10-12 cm). In the summer I loosen the soil in the inter-rows, due to which some of the larvae perish. When planting potatoes the tubers are pollinated with ashes, which is also not tolerated by the pest. The wireworm is very fond of wheat grass, so I cut this weed mercilessly.

    And I use garlic infusion against the pest. I grind 200 g denticles, fill them with 3 l of water and insist 2 h. Then I squeeze the garlic, filter, top up to 10 l and shed the soil. It is most effective if you apply all these measures in a complex.


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