Questions tagged: how to control

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Anne
Answer: Dear Anne, Are you referring to root knot nematodes. They are also know as eelworms. These are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye. We o...
Answered: 04:25PM, 24 Oct 2011
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Ron
Answer: Hi Ron, The most likely culprit on your passionfruit vine is the passionvine hopper. This insect is a small moth that lays its eggs in the twigs, ...
Answered: 09:38AM, 07 Mar 2012
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Daryll
Answer: Hi Daryll, It is likely that your lemon has what is called Brown Rot. It is a soil inhabiting fungi that is produced on the soil surface and during...
Answered: 04:50PM, 30 Mar 2012
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Debbie
Answer: Hi Debbie, I am sorry to hear that your natives have been attacked by the webbing caterpillar. I think the best way of destroying this pest is by ...
Answered: 12:55PM, 07 May 2012
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Eliza
Answer: Hi Eliza, I can understand your need to eradicate this weed as it spreads easily if not controlled in the early stages. You can control this weed b...
Category: Weeds
Answered: 11:34AM, 29 May 2012
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steven
Answer: Hi Steven, Yates no longer have the product Nemacur in our range of products. I have attached a link which you might be interested in reading. htt...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:23PM, 13 Jul 2012
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Wendy
Answer: Hi Wendy, The eggs of this caterpillar are laid on the silks or at the tips of the cob. It is too late once the pest has entered the corn cob. I...
Category: Pests
Answered: 12:54PM, 25 Sep 2012
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gary
Answer: Hi Gary, If there are slimy trails left behind on the foliage then it would be snails that are doing the damage. Yates does not have a spray that ...
Answered: 11:20AM, 28 Nov 2012
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robert
Answer: Hi Robert, I can appreciate that you must be concerned about the health of your palms, but Confidor does not have any registration the control of t...
Answered: 04:23PM, 04 Dec 2012
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Kerry
Answer: Hi Kerry, I am sorry to hear that you have had such a frightening experience with a paralysis tick on your dog. I do hope he is okay now. We do not...
Answered: 11:49AM, 07 Dec 2012
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Donald
Answer: Hi Donald, Although the cycad blue butterfly is a beautiful looking creature, it can certainly create havoc with the new foliage of cycads. To avoi...
Answered: 09:58AM, 03 Jan 2013
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Peter
Answer: Hi Peter, We would recommend Yates Liquid Copper which is registered for the control of anthracnose on mango trees. It is necessary to start spray...
Answered: 11:11AM, 08 Jan 2013
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Gary
Answer: Hi Gary, These flying little insects are called Fungus Gnats. The insects feed mainly on decaying organic matter. They are also attracted to mois...
Answered: 11:51AM, 15 Jan 2013
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Kevin
Answer: Hi Kevin, I can appreciate how disappointing it is to see your beautiful blooms all being eaten. Possums, as you have experienced, love rose petal...
Answered: 11:14AM, 21 Jan 2013
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joanne
Answer: Hi Joanne, Curl grubs are the larvae of the african black beetle. The adults are active in spring and eggs are laid in areas of soft soil. This l...
Answered: 09:35AM, 24 Jan 2013
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Catherine
Answer: Hi Catherine, Mould growing on top of the soil would indicate over-moist soil. Perhaps you may have to lessen the amount of water you apply to the...
Answered: 03:08PM, 31 Jan 2013
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Norman
Answer: Hi Norman, Confidor is registered for the control of curl grubs, but only in a lawn area. It is not registered for use on garden beds to control c...
Answered: 04:34PM, 11 Feb 2013
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Greg
Answer: Hi Greg, Thank you for sending the photo. It does look like brown olive scale. This scale can be seen on both the leaves and stems of the plant. ...
Answered: 04:14PM, 12 Mar 2013
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David
Answer: Hi Dave, The active ingredient in Complete Lawn Insect Control that controls armyworm is Beta-cyfluthrin. It is a synthetic pyrethroid which contr...
Answered: 04:08PM, 05 Apr 2013
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Justin
Answer: Hi Justin, What a shame – your pittosporums sound like they are in a delicate way. If the scale is that thick on the stems, the plants will ...
Answered: 02:44PM, 12 Apr 2013
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alessio
Answer: Hi Alessio, We would suggest that you use a contact insecticide called Baythroid Garden Insecticide. This product is a fast acting contact synthet...
Answered: 10:02AM, 15 Apr 2013
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Giuseppe
Answer: Hi Giuseppe, Convolvolus can be an extremely vigorous ground cover once it is established. Because the roots of roses are particularly sensitive t...
Answered: 04:18PM, 20 May 2013
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Betty
Answer: Hi Betty, From your description, it sounds like either aphid or mite attack. I have attached a link for you to read. Mites are particularly diffi...
Answered: 10:22AM, 26 Jun 2013
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Patricia
Answer: Hi Patricia, Tomatoes can suffer with a fungal disease called septoria leaf spot. The disease appears as small spots, 3 to 4 mm wide, with brown ma...
Answered: 10:06AM, 04 Jul 2013
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Yvonne
Answer: Dear Yvonne, We do not have an insecticide that will control fungus gnats. Reducing the moisture in the potting mix will certainly help reduce the...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:39PM, 09 Aug 2013
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Michael
Answer: Hi Michael, We would advice not to spray while bees are foraging. Do not spray plants in flower while bees are foraging. Once the spray has dried,...
Answered: 12:53PM, 22 Aug 2013
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Vanessa
Answer: Hi Vanessa, Quite often you can find sooty mould on the leaves of citrus. This happens as a result of a sap sucking insect such as scale, aphid, t...
Answered: 03:10PM, 03 Sep 2013
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Kaz
Answer: Hi Kaz There is no registered insecticide that will control the bronze orange bugs on citrus trees. At this stage of their development they are ex...
Answered: 03:06PM, 18 Oct 2013
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Gail
Answer: Hi Gail, There are a number of disease and pests that can attack plums, some being fruit fly, the oriental fruit moth, aphid, mites, fruit spotting...
Answered: 09:42AM, 24 Oct 2013
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Chris
Answer: Hi Chris, Unfortunately, this damage looks like brown rot. Brown rot is a fungi that infect the blossoms. Fruit infection is most likely as the fr...
Answered: 04:20PM, 25 Oct 2013