Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 07:00:31 +0100
- Importance: Normal
Did you indeed eradicate root mealy bugs too with that Merrit stuff? How do
you apply it as systemic stuff? Do you drench the soil when the Amorph is
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Namens Dan Levin
> Verzonden: vrijdag 14 november 2003 23:54
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> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.
> I also had the misfortune of a mealybug invasion some time ago.
> Kinder & gentler methodologies aside, the only effective approach
> was the repeated use of systemic insecticides. In my case, a two
> installment spray/ drench application of Merit (= Imidacloprid) spaced
> 3 - 4 weeks apart resulted in complete control with zero phytotoxicity
> noted on any of my very mixed collection.
> As you've noticed, mealy's can be difficult pests to
> eradicate. This is
> especially so if your plants have been targeted by "root mealybugs";
> surface/ contact sprays never seem to completely eliminate them.
> You would also be well advised to treat your entire collection; at the
> very least all of those plants growing in the same area as
> your bulbifer.
> In my experience there is no such thing as a mealybug infestation
> limited to just a single plant (well, this assumes you're growing more
> than just one plant!), especially if the pests have been evident for
> some time.
> Best of luck,
> Neil Gordon wrote:
> > Ive got an infestation of Mealybugs on my A. Bulbifer.
> > They seem immune to everything i spray on them, and keep
> coming back.
> > Has anyone got any tips on getting rid of them.
> > It looks like the Amorphophallus is the only one of my
> plants affected
> > by them.
> > Neil