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<Bev>
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posted February 22, 2004 05:53 PM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I live in Georgia and was pruning my roses the other day and cut into a worm in a main stem and after checking others, found hollow stems on several branches. Should I go ahead and use the systemic fungicide treatment now on all bushes or wait? Also, should I seal up the pruned areas and if so, what should I use?

Your help will be appreciated.


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posted March 03, 2004 08:28 AM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They are moth larvae, white or yellow worms up to 1 inch long. They enter the canes through wounds and through pruned stem tips. Cut off the cane below the worms (swollen cane) and apply white glue or shellac.
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