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    Inch Worms in my Apple Trees

    I was fertilizing and mulching my young apple trees yesterday. I found inch worms trying to eat the leaves. My VFT had a few new traps that just opened. . . I think the other inch worms understand now.

    I totally felt like Neegan off TWD.

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    Those inch worms might eat their way out of those traps. I don't think it's likely, but it could be possible.
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    in europe they have 2.54cm worms

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    Flip_Side_the_Pint. Luckily this is 'Merica, where we have inchs, feet, soccer, general awesomness. None of that little used metric stuff.

    They actually talked about going teaching metric when I was in either middle school or 9th grade. I also have to deal with it at work some, because customers occasionally send in prints in mm. Then I have to work my magic and turn it into real numbers.

    curtisconners I do admit I thought it might be a possibility, but they've decimated my baby apple trees by eating all the leaves off of them for 2 years and it just felt right. Also, as much as it was wiggling, that trap closed up tight.

    I started getting a little control over them last year. I've had to dust them with enough Sevin Dust to make it look like a white Christmas or a weekend at Charlie Sheens. I haven't dusted them yet this year, so I won't be transferring that to my VFT. I really didn't want to use Sevin Dust as I have to wear rubber gloves and it kills beneficial bugs as well, but all the recommended sprays I tried had zero effect on these worms. I'm just trying to get them past worm season and give them a chance. I'll have to find something else once I get my honeybees this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip_Side_the_Pint View Post
    in europe they have 2.54cm worms


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    I started getting a little control over them last year. I've had to dust them with enough Sevin Dust to make it look like a white Christmas or a weekend at Charlie Sheens. I haven't dusted them yet this year, so I won't be transferring that to my VFT. I really didn't want to use Sevin Dust as I have to wear rubber gloves and it kills beneficial bugs as well, but all the recommended sprays I tried had zero effect on these worms. I'm just trying to get them past worm season and give them a chance. I'll have to find something else once I get my honeybees this weekend.
    Especially as these are smaller trees, have you ever tried Neem oil?
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    I haven't and I want to. I've heard good things about neem oil and I've looked for it when I've gone in various garden centers. I just haven't seen it yet. I know it's good for smothering scale and stuff like that, but have you tried it on the inch worms? Another reason I don't like the Sevin Dust is it seems like it's blocking out the sun from getting to the leaves, which would block photosynthesis. I don't think that'd be a problem with the neem oil.

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    Neem doesn't work on inch worms in my experience. BT on the other hand wipes them out in a day or two.


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