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Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 07:00:31 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

Dan,

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
growing?

Cheerio,
Wilbert


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Dan Levin
> Verzonden: vrijdag 14 november 2003 23:54
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] Mealy bugs on Amorphophallus.
>
>
> Neil-
>
> 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,
>
>  -Dan
>
>
>
> 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
>
>
>
>





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