Cultivate it and let the crows eat them....Lost a field of spring barley to leatherjackets.
Not being able to use Dursban what are my options to make sure they don't wipe out the grass I want to plant?
Yeah, he'll only have Wireworm & Frit Fly to worry about then!
Done a bit of digging in the literature
crane fly lay eggs in late summer autumn on land with grasses
my fields that I find them had a lot of spring barley volunteers
will do a bit more investigation in fields
Neighbour lost a newly sown ley only two weeks to Wireworm.If he sprays the remaining greenery off now and leaves it bare for a month the frit fly will have no where to lay any eggs and should be gone by the time he wants to drill.
I'm yet to see serious wireworm damage to a new ley- the seed rate per square metre is just too high.
Greenland to go over it again is sold as a crop tonic? Mixture of (a particular Garlic I am told?) and salacylic acid (as in aspirin).So spill the beans!
Greenland has an effect on wireworm as well. How effective, well you never say anything kills nowadays or it will immediately be banned. Lets just say it frightens them and they disappear and leave the crop alone!!!!Neighbour lost a newly sown ley only two weeks to Wireworm.