Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Friday, July 6, 2007

We recently had an infestation of Japanese beetles. They completely mutilated three trees in our back yard, which we’re pretty sure are cherry, and they tore up the peach tree pretty bad. We only got one peach this year, but that was due to the late frost, not the beetles. When the beetles moved into the garden, we decided we needed to do something. Steve sprayed everything (including the cherry and peach trees) with Sevin on Wednesday. Hopefully that will keep the beetles away. They had started munching the green bean leaves and some of the corn stalks. We may have to re-treat with Sevin every week or two until we get control of the bugs.