Re: Symphylans (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 03:36:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Twittman@aol.com
To: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
Subject: Re: Symphylans (fwd)

  Thanks for the reply.  Strange you should ask how I know that symphylans
are the problem.  After several years of increasingly poor germination and
seedling success, we started asking our local ag advisors and were told to
dig around seedlings doing poorly and see if we could spot symphylans.  We
did.  It seems that if you can find one or two of them in or around the
rootball, most likely they are the problem.  Just seeing them at all seems to
be a tipoff that a problem could be developing as they are rarely seen.  Very
little is known about this bug commonly called the garden centipede and as
often is the case in this business we are guessing.  However whether it's a
seedling or a big gap in corn or squash we seem to be able to find them in
the area.  So far no short term organic cure is known...

Good Luck,