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RE: Is this iris nutrient deficient?
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  • Subject: RE: Is this iris nutrient deficient?
  • From: "Naomi" <naomimade@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:23:11 -0600 (Mountain Daylight Time)

 

Thanks for this information Dana, I've wondered about that myself.   I have no problems controlling aphids these days, but the bunnies love only certain irises!   They had me wondering if some were tastier than others.
 
 
 
 
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 4/8/2012 4:30:37 PM
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Is this iris nutrient deficient?
 
 

Yes, some varieties of iris appear to be tastier than others.  We?ve seen it many times in the fields.  One variety will have a few, the next will be covered up with them and the third has almost none. 

 

In the yard I use lemon scented dish soap on the roses and the iris to control thrips and aphids.  It works fairly well.  Many people use the Bayer rose and flower care.  I believe it?s active ingredient is the one that Bill mentions.  The one I?ve used is a granual and being a systemic gives you pretty good protection.  Out in the field we get a little more aggressive with the little buggers.  We are in the middle of cotton country and if there is anything an aphid likes almost as much as an arilbred it would be cotton, LOL. 

 

Be sure to make a late fall treatment or spraying as the aphids will munch on the arilbreds all winter long and be out in epic proportions in the spring given the opportunity.

 

Thanks,

 

Dana

 

Dana D. Brown
Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels
www.malevil-iris.com
Lubbock, TX  79403
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
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From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sdayres2@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2012 11:54 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Is this iris nutrient deficient?

 

 

Dana:

 

Yes I do have aphids.  Would they prefer one variety over the other Arilbreds around them?  Question is what to use to get rid of the critters.  Soapy water doesn't get into the crevices.  You can buy ladybugs.  But the first thing they will do is exercise their wings and fly away.  Anybody know anyway to keep the ladybug critters in the yard?  You can buy preying mantis eggs.  But they are cannibalistic and the first ones out will fatten themselves on the siblings.   I don't know how to break apart the eggs from each other without damaging the eggs.  Anyone try green lacewings?

 

 

 

 I miss Disyston (spelling), but that has now been outlawed.  Anyway, I am trying to encourage the beneficial bugs.

 

Scarlett

 

 

 

In a message dated 4/8/2012 9:03:26 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, ddbro@sbcglobal.net writes:

 

I have seen this type of damage with aphids and aphids love arilbreds!

Dana D. Brown
Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels
www.malevil-iris.com
Lubbock, TX  79403
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
ddbro@sbcglobal.net

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Irongate's Racy Tracy

Irongate's Kisses In The Wind
Merrimac's Amarula CGC TDI
CH. Merrimac the Agean CDX, RE, CGC, TDI 

 



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