Theory on Flea Beetles

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Theory on Flea Beetles
« on: May 17, 2024, 13:42 »
I`ve done a lot of searches but cannot find how the FB finds its food source.
FB`s can fly,jump and walk.
If we assume the search by scent then I`m wondering whether my theory may work.
A couple years ago my plot neighbour ask me If  I could smell that `foul smell`. It was coming from my Comfrey `juice`. This morning I was decanting a batch and some got on my hands. After washing them later I needed to wash a couple more times
So, could a comfrey dousing deter the said FB,methinks?
Not sure whether to douse the plant leaves or carefully dribble next to.

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Re: Theory on Flea Beetles
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2024, 09:06 »
It's worth a try on both.
I work very hard so don't expect me to think as well.

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Re: Theory on Flea Beetles
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2024, 20:15 »
I donít see why it would. FB probably have a receptor for a particular chemical that brassica produce and home in on this. This process wonít be affected by putting a strong smell on top. Worth a try though, nothing ventured, nothing gained.


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