Bulb Fly

Alternative ideas to using Formalin when HWT bulbs requested please.

Hi Daffnetters I’ve finished HWT my bulbs for this year and will soon begin planting now that the evenings are getting cooler and autumn flowers are appearing here in NZ.…

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Narcissus pest control – Chemical & IPM update from Farwest Show

August 27, 2012
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This update information only applies to the USA. The situation will be different by country. I am NOT an expert in these areas. The information is taken from seminar handouts…

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Narcissi Flies

June 30, 2012
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Hi All Yesterday morning I was digging up my daffodils, when I heard this high pitched buzzing and very shortly afterwards two flies appeared on the daffodil foliage. My first instinct…

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Bulb Mite etc

August 19, 2011
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I’ve been fascinated by the discussion on glyphosate and its possibe after effects. I have always thought it became inactive when it reached the ground, only being absorbed into the…

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Narcissus fly control

August 1, 2011
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Narcissus fly can be eliminated virtually completely–I am tempted to say 100%–by using imidacloprid. It is sold in granular form as a grub killer for lawns. This chemical persists in…

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Narcissus Fly

July 31, 2011
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The fly normally is not a big problem for me. I loose perhaps 3 per cent of the daffodils per year from which I have many bulbs. New seedlings or…

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