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by deboy922
July 12th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

Just dumped 2.5 bags of beetles. Not sure if I am attracting them from miles away, but I do not see them on my plants and trees, so the trapping will continue.
by deboy922
July 12th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

About 1.5 bags of beetles Thursday...so 2.5 Tues, 2 Wed, 1.5 Thurs...will it be 1 bag today?
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

I emailed my local coop to see what products they have available...I do not yet have costs. Below is the reply. "I have Super U which is 46-0-0 with Agrotain, and I also have Ammonium Sulfate (21-0-0-24s). I have Monomonium Phosphate (11-52-0) and Potash (0-0-60). I also have Pelleted Hi-Cal Lime th...
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

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by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

Thanks for the confirmation. The lime green color and how it looks in 4" grass compared to alone along the driveway, always had me wondering if it was something else besides crabgrass. And thanks for the advice...it is widespread...I think that I am going to wait until the forsythia bloom to wage th...
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

andy10917 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:58 am
Did it suddenly burst onto the scene in late June? Does it grow much faster than the overall lawn, especially when it is hot/dry? Does it prefer sunny areas?
Yes, yes, and yes!
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

I also think it is crabgrass but wanted some confirmation. I have never done pre-M or fertilized, and the lawn is 23 years old (previously farm ground). Could the bright green be from lack of nitrogen?
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

@TimmyG - Thank you for the feedback and patience. I think these should be better. In postimages.org I did not have "Do not resize my image" selected, so my images were being resized to a lesser resolution. The below should be higher resolution. Thanks again. https://i.postimg.cc/zyDc2FxP/20190709-1...
by deboy922
July 11th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

I'm in Northern Illinois and the Japanese Beetles love my grape leaves. I have about 150 feet of trellis. Usually they show up in the hundreds for two weeks or so. This year Ive counted 20, total. We had minus 30 last winter, may be that did them in? You must have sent them to me in north-central I...
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

Is the below better? Worse actually. The URL wrappers just point to https://postimages.org/ rather than the image files. Always test your links when you post. Please tell me that the color in those photos is not true to life. Even yellow nutsedge, which this isn't, isn't that fluorescent lime green...
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

Maizan24 wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 10:41 am
Possibly a sedge. Nutsedge maybe. I get some sprouting this time of year and it looks similar.
I originally thought possibly nutsedge...but the stem is not triangular when I roll it in my fingers...the stem is basically round or oval...also, when I dug up the roots, they did not have any "nuts".
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Invasive Grass Identification

You may want to see if you can upload larger (full-size) photos. Thanks for the advice. Is the below better? I am posting from my phone, so I don't see the images well. https://i.postimg.cc/ZRzcvzCj/20190709-183830.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DwD5FXh9/20190709-183842.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gkvzQ9VP/...
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Invasive Grass Identification
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Invasive Grass Identification

I have a suspicion but would appreciate some confirmation. What is this invasive grass? I live in north-central Indiana, and this grass became visible in my yard about 2 weeks ago. It is a brighter lighter green than my turf. Thank you. https://i.postimg.cc/JyKJSg3B/20190709-183830.jpg https://i.pos...
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

I'm seeing next to no beetles in the traps now, and the favorite target plant is seeing almost no activity. I'll stay vigilant, but there is hope that I've wiped out a large portion of the local population. Hoping to do the same here. My 2 acre lot is surrounded by farmland for 1/2+ of a mile in al...
by deboy922
July 10th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

Caught 2-1/2 bags of beetles yesterday. 1 trap was completely full and overflowing.

For the last 3 days, I "shake off" the beetles on my 6 fruit trees, that I do not like to spray with Sevin. There were less beetles on them yesterday than the previous 2 days. So hopefully, the traps are helping.
by deboy922
July 9th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: Japanese Beetle Traps

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I also used sevin on 2 crabapples and a weeping cherry, as they were getting hammered. I like the idea of reducing the sevin usage in conjunction with the traps. Looking forward to seeing some caught beetles when I get home from work...but not looking forward to dum...
by deboy922
July 9th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Japanese Beetle Traps
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Japanese Beetle Traps

For those of you who use Japanese beetle traps, how do you place them? Do you put them at the far edges/corners of your property (but away from desirable plants/trees)? I live on 2 acres, and placed 3 Spectricide traps on the upwind side edge of my yard. Caught about 1 bag total in a couple of hours...
by deboy922
July 8th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: A Cute Little Story
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: A Cute Little Story

@TimmyG - Thank you. 13 gallons of beetles overnight...whew!
by deboy922
July 8th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone Seeing Tons of "Smartweed" This Year?
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Anyone Seeing Tons of "Smartweed" This Year?

They are fairly easy to pull, but they are prolific this year. They can even get a little height, as they were crowding out some of my lily-of-the-valley.
by deboy922
July 8th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: A Cute Little Story
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: A Cute Little Story

What Japanese beetle traps do you guys use?

My Lowes has the Spectracide ones: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Spectracide-Ba ... ap/3120407

I see Tanglefoot and Safer Brand are popular on Amazon.

Thanks.