Re: [gardeners] Radish

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 07:28:29 -0700

Byron, it beats me why someone would use $20 worth of beneficial nematodes 
to protect a crop  worth $1. If you want radishes, they're 25 cents a bunch 
at the market. Maybe we all ought to stop identifying the "insect" sight 
unseen and suggest she take a radish to her county agent and find out 
what's to blame.  Margaret L
At 08:13 AM 3/16/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Odds are your insect is wire worm.
>Here's the problem,  Beneficial nematodes will kill them BUT.
>Radish is a cool weather plant, Plant out with soil temp in the 40's.
>Wireworm start working on the radish
>as soon as it starts to bulb.
>Beneficial nematodes need the soil temps above 50F.
>The catch 22 is the Nematodes are too late.