Questions tagged: how to treat

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David
Answer: Hi David, Confidor does not have any registration to control borers. I have looked at the commercial product label and it too does not mention tha...
Answered: 09:33AM, 26 Jun 2012
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Brian
Answer: Hi Brian, It would be a shame to lose your photinias now, considering they are a good age. It is difficult to know what is causing their decline in...
Answered: 03:34PM, 23 Jul 2012
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Kalina
Answer: Hi Kalina, It is disappointing when you find pests on your much loved plants, particularly when they are edible crops. Mites can be controlled with...
Answered: 12:18PM, 19 Sep 2012
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lillian
Answer: Hi Lilian, Thank you for sending the photo. I cannot see any pests on the plants. Perhaps you might like to look underneath the leaves and on the...
Answered: 10:20AM, 16 Jan 2013
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Donna
Answer: Hi Donna, What a shame for your plants. It looks like they have been sunburned. Would they have been affected by the recent 43 degree temperature...
Answered: 09:50AM, 24 Jan 2013
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Geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, It is the larvae of the african black beetle (the curl grub) that has done the damage in your lawn area. What they do is that they eat t...
Answered: 05:00PM, 07 Feb 2013
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Alan
Answer: Hi Alan, I wouldn’t be too concerned about the mushrooms that have come up in your lawn. Because we have had so much rain recently, it is no...
Answered: 03:21PM, 05 Apr 2013
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Neil
Answer: Hi Neil, Red spider can be difficult to control once the population has built up on the plant. Nature’s Way Insect & Mite Killer will co...
Answered: 09:19AM, 27 May 2013
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norman
Answer: Hi Norman, Thank you for sending the photo. It could be that a fungus has got into the tree as a result of pruning cuts. When pruning branches, i...
Answered: 12:57PM, 13 Jun 2013
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Andrew
Answer: Hi Andrew, Thank you for attaching the photo. The trees are definitely showing signs of dieback which is a shame. As you would know, they need to...
Answered: 12:33PM, 15 Aug 2013
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Rex
Answer: Hi Rex. Thank you for sending the photo. This looks like gall damage. Galls are abnormal growths or swellings of plant tissue caused usually be i...
Answered: 12:50PM, 25 Sep 2013
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Lizz
Answer: Hi Lizz, Mangoes do suffer with a fungus called Anthracnose. This is where the leaves are infected with this fungus causing small black spots to a...
Answered: 12:07PM, 04 Oct 2013
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Pam
Answer: Hi Pam, The Confidor 5g sachets are mixed in 1 litre of water and used to spray the foliage of the plant. This is a systemic spray so once the fol...
Answered: 02:21PM, 11 Oct 2013
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Tara
Answer: Hi Tara It could be that iron supply to the plants is insufficient for the product of chlorophyll for the new leaves. I am wondering if you have e...
Answered: 04:55PM, 31 Oct 2013
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Robyn
Answer: Hi Robyn, Unfortunately it sounds like your apple tree has been infected with apple scab. The disease is usually seen on the leaves to being with ...
Answered: 11:16AM, 04 Dec 2013
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Maria
Answer: Hi Maria, Rhododendrons do best in an acidic soil. It would be wise to do a pH soil test to see if it needs to be altered. A suitable ph would be...
Answered: 02:46PM, 29 Jan 2014
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Susan
Answer: Hi Susan, Twigs and branches oozing gum can indicate gummosis or ‘dead arm disease’. This fungus gains entry to the tree through pruni...
Answered: 02:02PM, 30 Jan 2014
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Basto
Answer: Hi Basto. Thank you for sending the photo. I can see some scale on the mid rib of the leaves. This is a sap sucking insect so it should be removed...
Answered: 10:30AM, 03 Feb 2014
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Kylie
Answer: Hi Kylie, I am sorry I am unable to identify this tree from the photos you sent. Would you be able to send a close up of the tree so we can have a...
Answered: 02:56PM, 03 Feb 2014
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Ruth
Answer: Hi Ruth, Sorry to hear that both your hibiscus and grevillea are not doing well. There is always a reason why plants die so I guess it is a matter...
Answered: 09:46AM, 04 Feb 2014
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Mary
Answer: Hi Mary, Gardenias are plants that require a lot of feeding especially during the spring/summer months when they are producing flowers. It is not ...
Answered: 04:23PM, 04 Feb 2014
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peter
Answer: Hi Peter, What a shame that neither your cucumbers or tomatoes are looking healthy at the moment. The weather in SA this year has been particularly...
Answered: 04:26PM, 11 Apr 2014
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Geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, Bitter pit is a nutritional disorder of apples cause by calcium deficiency. Climatic factors also play a part in assisting the developmen...
Answered: 12:11PM, 17 Apr 2014
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Jennifer
Answer: Hi Jennifer, As your figs are quite young and small, I can appreciate your concern for them. There are a number of fungal diseases that can cause d...
Answered: 12:45PM, 09 May 2014
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laura
Answer: Hi Laura, When growing peas, it’s beneficial when the crop is grown in a well drained, well composted soil that is slightly alkaline. To redu...
Answered: 10:42AM, 29 May 2014
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Paula
Answer: Hi Paula, Scale is a sap sucking insect which can cause plants, when attacked by this pest, to lack lustre and look poorly. By the time you notice ...
Answered: 02:40PM, 03 Jun 2014
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Tania
Answer: Hi Tania, What a shame your snapdragons have been affected by the rainy weather that you have been experiencing in Melbourne as of late. Unfortunat...
Answered: 11:25AM, 28 Jul 2014
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brian
Answer: Hi Brian, If the tree is budding and there is no further sign of disease, it would definitely be worthwhile nursing the tree along. If you haven&#...
Answered: 11:32AM, 19 Aug 2014
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Vassy
Answer: Hi Vassy, This sounds like cypress canker. Unfortunately there is no registered product available that will treat conifers for this fungal disease...
Answered: 01:55PM, 23 Dec 2014
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Jane
Answer: Hi Jane, Scale can be a problem to control once it gets out of control. Yates has an excellent product called Confidor Tablets which are registered...
Answered: 03:25PM, 26 May 2015