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Answer: Hi Khye, Thank you for contacting Yates. Unfortunately, we don’t have a product that is registered to treat the borers in your tree. The best...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: borer, citrus
Answered: 02:44PM, 23 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Mohamad, Thank you for contacting Yates. We recommend planting the fruit tree at least 1.5m away from the fence. To feed, try applying ‘Ya...
Answered: 02:30PM, 23 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Paul, Thank you for contacting Yates Could you please forward us a picture of the damaged fruits so we can help determine the culprits of the ci...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 01:30PM, 23 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Alison, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sounds like the plant is suffering from underwatering. Could you please forward us a picture of the leav...
Answered: 12:00PM, 23 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Dave, Thank you for contacting Yates. Sorry no, using compost alone will not fix a water repellent (also known as hydrophobic) soil. To test for...
Answered: 05:18PM, 20 Apr 2019