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RE: mealybug


In the beginning the plant may show no symptoms.  As I remember with
African Violets, the plants just lost their luster and didn't perform as
well as they should.  You can usually easily check for soil mealybug by
de-potting the plant.  The very white mealy bug can be seen amongst the
outside roots and/or attached to the inside of the pot.

Long Island, NY
Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 10:32 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mealybug

In a message dated 5/31/04 9:19:09 AM, Chris@widom-assoc.com writes:

<< The one that lives in the soil is called root mealybug or Pritchard's
mealybug. >>

Chris, what are the symptoms for the root mealybug?

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