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Medium_1-img_8541 Rust coloured scale? no larger than a pin head

I have metres and metres of a hedge - Euonymus "Tom Thumb".Some plants are dying. They have a rust coloured scale? the largest is a pin head size down to tiny spots. Leaves go from deep green to light greeen, then yellow and die, along with the stem. Culprit can be scraped off easily with my fingernail. Can you please advise what is it and how to get rid off it? Some plants also have thick white scale. Is there a product to cover both? Thanks Pauline, Sorrento WA

Submitted: 01:04PM, 27 Apr 2012
Answer: Hi Pauline,
The pest appears to be scale. Pest oil or Confidor can be used to control this pest but you will have to repeat the spray at least 2 to 3 times. It is more effective to control scale in the Spring when they are quite small.

Fertilise the plant with a seaweed booster or Yates Uplift Organic Liquid Fertiliser to help the plant recover from the effects of the scale.

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Answered: 02:13PM, 04 May 2012

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