Potato beetles are a common problem in
North America during the winter. These beetles
mostly start to eat leaves on winter season
and resulting in foliage of potato plants.
Both Larvae and Adult beetles spoil the
These beetles grow up to be three-eighths
of an inch. Beetle's color looks similar
with potato color, and it has black stripes
on its shell. They feed for 5-7 days and
will start to lay eggs. Each female beetle
can lay more than 500 eggs, which will hatch
within seven days. Adult beetles come out
of the soil and reach potato leaves.
If you do not take adequate care in the
farms, within few days, you will be in big
trouble of handling these potato beetles.
These beetles are strong enough to develop
immunity over artificial pesticides or insecticides.
Usage of Neem oil is a good idea for eliminating
these beetles. Neem oil is natural and has
the contents to control the spreading of
these beetles. Azadirachtin is an important
ingredient in Neem oil, which works in eliminating
these beetles effectively.
Before buying neem oil you need to check
the Azadirachtin contents, Plasma
Neem oil has got a high level of Azadirachtin
contents 3000ppm. Spray the Neem
oil on the affected plants, on places
where you see larva of these Potato
beetles, make sure you spray neem oil
on the soil nearby the affected plants,
because these beetles burrow holes in the
soil and emerge from the soil, they can
be eliminated if you also care to spray
the neem oil.
Author: Adam Teaser - neem
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