Japanese Beetle Grubs in the Hoophouse

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Through this door is an oasis of sorts. When the side curtains are rolled down and secured against bleak autumn days I can enter the hoophouse, warmed by daylight and unbuffetted by the wind. The raised beds along the sides and back of the 12' x24' structure are the source of our winter greens. In this third fall with the hoophouse, I am still learning to manage plant varieties and planting dates. 

When preparing the beds for seed sowing this month I discovered Japanese beetle grubs peppered thorughout the beds. Honestly, they give me the heebie-jeebies. I hope that yesterday's applicaton of beneficial nematodes will decimate the grub population and multiply to keep the grub population at a tolerable level.