I am a new member who has already gotten lots of great information from your site. I have a huge problem with milkweed stem weevils attacking my swamp milkweed. In past seasons the stems were so scarred from the weevils that they frequently broke off while I was looking for eggs. In addition, most of my seedpods were destroyed by the weevil larva before I could successfully harvest them.
My swamp milkweed has just begun to sprout for the season, and I have many new varieties in the basement, under lights, waiting to be planted. The monarchs are still weeks away, so I'd like to get working on an organic solution to the weevils before the new plants are planted and Monarchs finally arrive in my area.
Western New York