Questions tagged: pests

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Answer: No, this problem is caused by Citrus Leaf miner, an insect pest that mines its way through leaf tissue. Control by spraying regularly with a weak s...
Answered: 03:30PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Answer: This is caused by a fungal disease called leaf curl. The tree must be sprayed with Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide at bud swell (when new buds show tips...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 03:31PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Shirley
Answer: Hi Shirley, control caterpillars with Yates Success, sprayed every 10 days or so. Thw white fly can be controlled with Yates Natrasoap every 5 days.
Category: Pests
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Answered: 10:30AM, 03 Dec 2009
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Barbara
Answer: Dear Barbara, Cycads can be attacked by pests such as thrips and scale. They are both sap sucking insects that feed on the leaves of plants result...
Category: Diseases
Tags: pests, Cycads
Answered: 10:07AM, 18 Dec 2009
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Stephen
Answer: DearStephen, Caterpillars are a nuisance when growing egglant but they can be controller with regular spraying. Try using Dipel or Success, both n...
Category: Pests
Tags: Eggplant, pests
Answered: 12:52PM, 13 Jan 2010
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sherrie
Answer: You would have noticed these sap sucking beasties clustered on your fence,woodheap,tree trunk or similar structure. They usually feed on nearby pla...
Answered: 11:56AM, 18 Feb 2010
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Jo
Answer: Dear Jo, There are several pests that attack eggplant, heliothis grubs being one of them. The small caterpillars feed on the soft foliage but will...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests, Eggplant
Answered: 09:29AM, 22 Feb 2010
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Audrey
Answer: Dear Audrey, Confidor is registered for sap sucking insects such as aphids,thrips, mealy bug etc. and is not registered for use on raspberries for ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:14PM, 02 Mar 2010
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anne
Answer: Dear Anne, It is possible that the sooty mould on your alexander palms is caused by scale. This scale insect tends to congregate under sheathing l...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 01:38PM, 10 Mar 2010
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Brooke
Answer: Dear Brooke, The black and yellow caterpillar that is attacting your lillies is called the Lily Caterpillar. They chew away the leaf surfaces and ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:58AM, 11 Mar 2010
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Margaret
Answer: Dear Margaret, Without seeing the particular grub in question it is likely that the manure has attracted insects that have laid their eggs amongst ...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:24AM, 12 Mar 2010
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Joyce
Answer: Dear Joyce, Your hibiscus tree sound like it is being attacked by both the Hibiscus Flower Beetle and the Metalic Flea Beetle. The Hibiscus Flower ...
Answered: 02:15PM, 18 Mar 2010
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Emily
Answer: Dear Emily. If the leaves are chewed and have holes in them, it is likely to be caterpillars that is causing the damage. The product to use to con...
Answered: 01:48PM, 25 Mar 2010
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Bob
Answer: Dear Bob, Confidor Hose-On Insecticide is only registered for use on a lawn area. The hose-on fitting is designed to cover a large area of grass a...
Answered: 02:40PM, 09 Apr 2010
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Reyleen
Answer: Hi Reyleen, normally when pest attack a plant it can be because your plant may be stressing out because of environmental conditions. if you have li...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 02:06PM, 12 Apr 2010
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Tess
Answer: Dear Tess, From your description of the larvae it does sound like fruit fly larvae. The fruit fly lay their eggs just beneath the skin of the frui...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:20PM, 14 Apr 2010
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Richard
Answer: Dear Richard, You certainly must have a huge infestation of cottonycushion scale, particularly after using all the different chemicals and still ha...
Category: Pests
Answered: 10:59AM, 15 Apr 2010
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Grahame
Answer: Dear Grahame, White Fly can be a real problem on tomatoes and needs to be controlled as soon as they are detected. Natrasoap is an excellent produc...
Category: Pests
Answered: 02:40PM, 15 Apr 2010
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mavis
Answer: Dear Mavis, When using pesticides on edible crops it is best to use a product that is low in toxicity and has a short withholding period. Grasshopp...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests, on herbs
Answered: 02:08PM, 16 Apr 2010
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niro
Answer: Dear Niro, The Confidor product is not suitable or registered for use on curl grub in a vegetable garden. The best way to eliminate them is to dig ...
Answered: 02:14PM, 16 Apr 2010
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Beverley
Answer: Dear Beverley, There is a beetle that does damage to orchids called the dendrobium beetle. The adult beetle is about 12mm long and is orange with ...
Answered: 01:52PM, 19 Apr 2010
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Vlad
Answer: Dear Vlad, Curl grubs can be very destructive in pots as they do eat the roots of the plant. The best way to control these grubs in pots is to hand...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:37PM, 21 Apr 2010
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Joanne
Answer: Dear Joanne, The Camellia rust mite can cause discoloration of the leaves and the ribbed tea mite can cause badly infected leaves to take on a broz...
Category: Pests
Answered: 01:48PM, 03 May 2010
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Stu
Answer: Dear Stu, Usually slaters don’t do a lot of damage as they are more interested in organic matter, but they have been known to attack young se...
Answered: 12:21PM, 10 May 2010
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Cheryl
Answer: Dear Cheryl, It does sound like the potting mix is too wet which is attracting fungus gnats( that are interested in the organic matter in the mix) ...
Answered: 03:19PM, 11 May 2010
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Jan
Answer: Dear Jan, How annoying to get your plants to the flowering stage and then for this to happen. It does sound like it is bean fly damage. Bean fly ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: pests, bean fly
Answered: 01:09PM, 13 May 2010
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Jeff
Answer: Hi there, without seeing whats happening with the whole tree it is hard to give you any specific advice. What you have described sounds like you h...
Category: Diseases
Tags: pests
Answered: 07:52AM, 17 May 2010
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GINA
Answer: Hi there, you can use a product called Success.
Category: Pests
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Answered: 01:12PM, 18 May 2010
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garth
Answer: Dear Garth There shouldn’t be any curl grubs in the potting mix you purchase. Curl grubs are the larvae of the African Black Beetle and this ...
Answered: 01:07PM, 19 May 2010