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Re: vermin

I have a list of about 20 chemicals proven against Mealiebug....  if you'd
like I could post it or email it to you....
***steps on soapbox***
I'd also check with Peaceful valley Farm supply www.groworganic.com as they
have several organic remedies, including beneficial insects.  They have a
organic armyworm control that will not harm Adiantum (dipel, a form of BT).

One thing many have not addressed in regards to any bug is prevention or
boosting the plants own immune system.  I've found diluted Maxicrop (seaweed
extract) and Omega 6-6-6 keep the plants vibrant and they seem to fight off
the insect attacks much better.  These are applied via a sprayer,
1/4teaspoon and 1teaspoon per gallon.

Deep Roots Nursery
----- Original Message -----
From: "Winter, Wim de" <Wim.dewinter@wur.nl>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: [ferns] vermin

> I got five sticks of Imidocloprid in the Clivia pot now and the most
> I can say about it, is that the ferns in the same room don't get infested
at a
> rate faster than can be controlled by hand. (Some of them got their own
> sticks, apparently w/o adverse effects). But there's still too many of
> bugs alive to declare the war won.
> The Clivia is a huge heirloom which my wife holds in higher esteem than my
> ferns (please don't comment). The problem is not to kill the mealies, but
> kill them all, for there's so many little spaces where the spray
> doesn't enter. Gas would do, as would an agent taken up by the roots.
> I'd increase the dosis even more.
> Reading again: do you "drench" them - are we talking about the same stuff?
> Wim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ferns@hort.net on behalf of carol noel
> Sent: Fri 11/12/2004 6:22 PM
> To: ferns@hort.net
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: [ferns] vermin
> Are ferns fussy about Imidocloprid?
> I use the Tree and Shrub stuff as a drench on all of my hoyas (close to
> 200 species/cultivars) with no ill effect at all - and it kills all
> sucking critters for up to 6 months - should work on the Clivia too...I
> drench everything with it but have not done ferns.  [IMAGE]
> Carol
> >From: "Winter, Wim de" <Wim.dewinter@wur.nl> >Reply-To: ferns@hort.net
> >To: <ferns@hort.net> >Subject: RE: [ferns] vermin >Date: Fri, 12 Nov
> 2004 14:46:04 +0100 > >Does lack of oxygen kill the bugs? In other words,
> would it be worth the >trouble  getting a huge plastic bag (my permanent
> source of mealies is a huge >Clivia), put the plant in there, and have a
> candle burn the ox away? > >Wim > >[demime 1.01d removed an attachment of
> type application/ms-tnef which had a name of winmail.dat] >
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