We did a couple thousand of acres with lorsban and prosaro tank mixed last year and it work great. Caramba and lorsban worked great too.
Hey Brent, when did you seed your (durum I assume) ? Is it heading?Just finished doing some, did 5000 acre year. Carumba/lorsban. Can't wait till someone had a insecticide we can spray midge during the day.
May 11-16. Sprayed some with just carumba, some for midge also and looks like the last half is going in sprayed. Getting very very dry here and no rain in sight. I have a couple days to change my mind on carumba.Hey Brent, when did you seed your (durum I assume) ? Is it heading?
So just let the midge due their damage?Not feeling a real concern on this thread for the effect an insecticide has on the billions of beneficial insects.
Exactly!As a custom applicator I should be thrilled with the additional work insecticides bring. However, that's not so. Of course there are times when it is necessary, often, I think we do more harm that good. Even if you stand to net $30 an acre this year, what will be the effect in subsequent years when we are killing all the good critters and what will the benefits be by removing the pest this year in subsequent years. Insecticide use is an important tool in the farmers war chest but, more so than most tools, it must be used sparingly and with serious consideration of the total results, benefits and injury.
I used coragen last year in the canola for Bertha armyworms. Fantastic product in my books. Handling alone is worth it. The ability to spray at any time during the day and safe handling is great. Worked excellent.We were finding alot of grasshoppers in our lentils and used dupont coragen. Supposed to leave a 2 to 3 week residue and is safe on bees. Anyone else tried it? Seemed to have worked really good for us. Pretty good product it's a selective insecticide that leaves a residue.