Treat potatoes with this solution only once and there will be no Colorado potato beetles and wireworms at all

By Andrii MaistrenkoMay 20, 2024 08:30 AMGarden
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Treat potatoes with this solution only once and there will be no Colorado potato beetles
Treat potatoes with this solution only once and there will be no Colorado potato beetles. Source: a-z-animals.com

To keep pests away from the potato bed, it should be treated with these products before planting. Then in the summer, you won't have to worry about protecting your crop from Colorado potato beetles. We will tell you what is the best way to treat potatoes against diseases and pests. This was reported by SSPDaily.

How to treat potatoes before planting

For preventive treatment of potatoes against pests, most gardeners prefer insecticides. This is because these drugs have a long-lasting effect. Among the most common products of this group against Colorado potato beetles and wireworms are Tabu and Teradox. These products are highly effective in the fight against pests living in the soil.

It is worth knowing that some preparations are only suitable for mid-season and late potato varieties. This information is usually indicated by the manufacturer on the packaging. For early varieties, experts recommend Metarizin.

There are many more folk remedies that can be used to destroy the Colorado potato beetle. They are extremely effective and safe for the soil. Although the duration of their action can be half as long.

Which folk remedies are the best against the Colorado potato beetle and wireworm

  • Birch tar solution. Dissolve 30 grams of the product in 5 liters of water and immerse the potatoes for several minutes before planting.
  • Ammonia solution. To prepare the solution, take 10 ml of ammonia and dilute it in seven liters of water. Immerse the potatoes in the solution for a few minutes, and then you can plant them.
  • Onion peel. Add a handful of onion husks to each planting hole before planting the potatoes. This technique will help protect potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle and wireworm.
  • Ash. Dissolve 1 kilogram of ash in 10 liters of water, stir well and immerse the potatoes in it. After drying, you can plant them.

How to treat potatoes for diseases

  • Potassium permanganate. To prepare the solution, take 5 grams of potassium permanganate, dilute in 10 liters of water and spray the potatoes.
  • Garlic. To prepare garlic water, take 1 kg of garlic, chop it, and spray the potatoes a few hours before planting.
  • Tar soap. Dissolve forty grams of tar soap in a liter of water, mix well and treat the potatoes.
  • Copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, boric acid. To prepare the mixture, mix a teaspoon of copper sulfate, half a teaspoon of potassium permanganate, and three teaspoons of boric acid. Pour the mixture into a bucket of water and spray the potatoes before planting.
  • There are also organic products that will help fight potato diseases - Fitosporin-M, Albit, Alirin-B.
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