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Encyclopaedia of Ferns for sale

  • Subject: [ferns] Encyclopaedia of Ferns for sale
  • From: "Winter, Wim de" Wim.dewinter@wur.nl
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 12:05:14 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [ferns] Pseudococcus

The Encyclopaedia of Ferns is hard to get and generally rather expensive. Therefore, some of you might be interested that currently one is auctioned at Ebay (
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=378&item=4516491769&rd=1). At present, the highest bid is only $6. (I just ordered mine last week for 15x that amount... !@#&$%).

Wim de Winter

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net]On Behalf Of
Brian Swale
Sent: Wed, January 05, 2005 06:25 
To: webmaster@baumfarn.at; ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] Pseudococcus


Peter wrote
> Got a serious drawback today.
> Some plants are infected with Pseudococcus ... Evil or Very Mad
> 
> They are
> Dicksonia Squarrosa (above 1 m)
> Nephrolepis
> Asplenium bulbiferum
> Cafe Arabica

Hi Peter,

These are called in English Long-Tailed Mealy Bugs (Pseudococcus 
longispinus).

Check out page 109 of David Jones'   Encyclopaedia of Ferns.

Control by spraying with a mixture of maldison and a suitable strength of 
white oil (see p 99).  Systemic sprays such as dimethoate are also 
successful. Methylated spirits dispensed on the end of a cotton bud also 
works on isolated animals.

Cheers, Brian

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