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Re: fuschia


Thanks Zem.



----- Original Message ----
From: Zemuly Sanders
<zemuly@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
12:19:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fuschia

Daivd, I did ask the Ortho rep about
which product to use on your fuschia 
mites.  Of course, he had never heard of
fuschia mites.  He did suggest 
calling the "800" number on the back of any
insecticidal product and ask the 
company.  Sorry I'm no more help than
anybody else.
zem
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David
Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July
25, 2008 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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>> Willamette Valley
>>
44.99 N
> 123.04 W
>> Elevation 148'
>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> Heat Zone 5
>>
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>>
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