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Re: Fighting the fuzz


Hi Shelley
   
  Strange.....I've never had any problems with "Safer Soaps" either on tropical ferns or hardy ferns. Maybe its the dilutions that are the key to avoid frond burn??
   
  Cheers
   
  Valdy
   
  

Shelley Dillard <rdillard@pobox.upenn.edu> wrote:
  Sorry, Valdy, but I said oil, not soap. I find soap will burn 
foliage much worse than oil.
Shelley

At 02:14 PM 1/15/2008, you wrote:
>Hi everyone
>
> I agree with Shelley....the "Safer Soap" type-soaps work well on 
> scale but you need 2 or 3 applications at intervals of 10-14 days 
> for effective treatment. It doesn't seem to harm the ferns as long 
> as they are well watered before (i,e, not bone dry compost when 
> spraying) and you stick to the recommended dilutions.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Valdy
>
> Shelley Dillard wrote:
> Hi All!
>Won't use Orthene. Nasty stuff.
>I've had great success with Safe-T-Side oil on many ferns (not maidenhairs).
>Slight damage, but kills the scale.
>
>Also, for earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, pillbugs, and slugs I use a new
>product (to me, anyway) Sluggo-Plus. It contains spinosad, a
>naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterum and iron phosphate. So
>far it's been effective.
>
>Shelley
>
>
>
>
>At 12:38 PM 1/14/2008, you wrote:
> >Anyone have a good solution for fighting the white fuzz I've got on my
> >ferns? I've relegated several ferns to the outdoors since they
> >developed a scale (?) problem, but with the collection I've got, I
> >really don't want to run the risk of this going viral and taking over
> >the yard. I made the mistake of bringing in one fern last year that it
> >turns out had been under a tree with a scale infestation, and now I'm up
> >a creek. I know ferns are notorious for sensitivity to pesticides and
> >such, and every label I've read says 'not for ferns,' or something
> >equally as cautionary... Do any of these garlic sprays or whatever
> >actually work?
> >
> > Thanks much all!
> >
> > Darryl
> >
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Shelley Dillard
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
phone: 215-247-5777 x118
email: rdillard@pobox.upenn.edu
web site: http://www.morrisarboretum.org

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a 
miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein 

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