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I hate colorado potato beetles

16 years ago

the colorado potato beetles are ruining my potatoes. I have sprayed them three times in the past week alone with a diluted Neem oil and yet they're still there, munching away on my plants. I'd say that about half of them die with each spraying of Neem, but new ones are constantly hatching (I thought Neem oil would kill the eggs but not sure since they are still hatching). Some of my potato plants have about 40 beetles on them.

here's my technique - I spray the potato plant all over, then shake the plant and the little beetles fall to the dirt. and I squirt them again. the first round, I sprayed and left them on the plant, but that doesn't kill them all and then they keep eating.

any suggestions?

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