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Re: fuschia


Hey
Ok, well I cut back my infected fuschia.  I would prefer to not use
chemicals if I can help it so lets see if this works.  Zem, if you do hear of
a remedy I would like to know and so would my father.
My father lives in
Monterey or very near it and it is perfect fuschia and begonia weather.  He
has the most glorious begonias you can imagine.  Anyway he has purchased I
don't know how many fuschias and they keep getting this mite and so he ends up
throwing them away because he can't get rid of the mites.  So if somebody
comes up with the right chemical let me know.  He sprays like Dr.
Strangelove...there is no pesticide too cancer causing for him.  He's 81 now
so nothing I tell him will change his ways.
David



----- Original Message
----
From: Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent:
Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:33:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fuschia

Actually I'll
ask the Ortho rep when I am at the store tomorrow.  We just 
got a load of
fuschia from Hines Horticulture in CA.  I'll have to 
scrutinize the plants.
zem
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman"
<dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008
10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fuschia


> Hey thanks Jim, very good
information.  I don't think I have ever seen a
> fuschia miticide though but
I'll look.
> DF
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From:
> james singer
<islandjim1@comcast.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Monday,
> July 21,
2008 5:15:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] fuschia
>
> Found this post by a
>
person in SoCal on the web:
>
> Sadly I know about this mite all too well. I
am a
> member of the local
> fuchsia society, which manages a large fuchsia
bank of
> thousands of
> different varieties of fuchsia as part of a larger
87-acre
> botanic
> garden. The garden has been plagued with this mite for
several
> years
> now. The mites lives inside the foliage, specifically in
young growth
> parts such as new buds or new growth shoots. Saliva from the
little
> microscopic critters causes distortion followed by deformation of the
> plant
> parts that eventually will become very severe and overtime will
>
significantly damage the health of the fuchsia or even kill it all
> together.
> The mite is HIGHLY infectious, as it is easily spread from
> one plant to
>
another (method of transmission is unclear, although I
> suspect hummingbirds
> play a role) and the mites are dammed difficult
> to eradicate.
>
> I myself
have
> been battling fuchsia mite for several years with
> varying degrees of
> success. If fuchsia mite is caught within the first
> season of infection
and
> the plant is sufficiently small enough for you
> to be able to spray the
> surface of all the leaves, then an insecticide
> that works systemically can
> kill it if sprayed in 2 or 3 successive
> and regular applications. You can
> find a suitable insecticide at any
> Home Depot or Lowes in the garden
center.
> Any insecticide that
> specifically says it kills fuchsia mite and
is a
> systemic will do the
> trick, but make sure the bottle specifically
says it
> will "kill
> fuchsia mite" and not just simply "kills mites."
>
> If
you have
> other fuchsia currently not suffering from this problem,
> then you
do not
> want to delay in dealing with it, in fact the other
> fuchsia are
probably
> already infected but the symptoms have not yet
> show up. If you do
decide to
> spray then make sure you wear adequate
> protection as recommended
on the
> label and spray all other fuchsia
> according to the application
directions as
> well as the infected plant
> in case they too are infected.
One last and very
> important note: MAKE
> SURE YOUR FUCHIAS ARE WELL WATERED
AND ALL LEAF
> SURFACES ARE DRY
> BEFORE APPLYING. DO NOT SPRAY THE SOIL
SURROUNDING THE
> PLANT, AS THAT
> WILL KILL THE ROOTS. TRY NOT TO ALLOW TOO
MUCH SPRAY TO DRIP
> FROM THE
> FOLIAGE TO THE SOIL SO THE ROOTS WILL NOT BE
DAMAGED. DO NOT WATER
> THE
> FUCHSIA UNTIL THE INSECTICIDE HAS HAD A CHANCE
TO DRY ON THE SURRFACE
> OF THE LEAFS. ONLY APPLY WHEN TEMPURATES ARE MILD.
>
> Good luck
>
> Hope it helps.
> On Jul 21, 2008, at 5:03 PM, David Franzman
wrote:
>
>> Hello out there
>> Does
> anybody know what to do about the
fuschia mite that
>> is devastating fuschias
> all over the west here?
>>
David
>>
>>
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> Island Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N
123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
>
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> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
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