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pr4d
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March 17, 2011 - 10:51 pm
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Hi Guys this post is FYI, if you see these cottony ugly bugs on your plant you've got a case of mealy bugs 🙁

Mealybugs are cottony-looking insects with piercing/sucking mouth parts.

They suck the fluids from leaves and stems, robbing plants of essential

nutrients. Mealybugs feed on all parts of the plant, but especially on

tender new growth. Leaves wither and yellow and, on crop plants, fruit

may drop prematurely. Per GG – You can use rubbing alcohol and water 1:1 and use a paint brush to give them a good paint of it.

They should die. I killed my plant though as it seemed to be infected a lot more and I did not want them to spread.


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March 19, 2011 - 10:03 am
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If the mealy bug is a a very small case as (early detection), I think spraying water forcefully and cleaning them off regularly helps. I had a real bad case with my brinjals last year (think the rains add to the woeful situation). Finally I had to burn the plants to prevent it from spreading. 

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March 22, 2011 - 6:00 pm
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Or you can pit one foe against another

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.....a_bassiana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V.....rticillium

These spores are available as cultures which you can mix with water and add to the soil near the plants or a foliar spray

I tried the verticillium on the hibiscus, they are not completely wiped off, since I cannot get rid of the ants, but the damage is limited to a few misshapen flowers.

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August 28, 2012 - 8:33 pm
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Did you tried neem oil on them ?

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August 28, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Mealy Bugs are due to weak growth of the plant.

I was having same problem for my 5 Hibiscus plants, used all the methods mentioned, but of no use.

Now I use Humic Acid + Fulvic Acid + Micro nutrient, water based solutions every 10 days to all my plants, now they are growing vigorously & all the pest problem solved without any pesticide. 

So, if the plant is healthy, pest will not attack them anymore, like mealy bugs,etc.

And you will have good plants with lots of flowers & Fruits using above formula. All of them are Organic. You will not need other fertilizers at all.

 

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August 29, 2012 - 8:45 am
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@ hygoesh,

 

Would you be kind enough to let us know where did you source these supplies from?

What was your frequency of applying these?

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September 12, 2012 - 11:07 am
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Must agree 🙂 I picked a bottle of Micros from Total and the difference is very noticeable in just a couple of days, I see a quite a big reduction in the infection.

Total keeps these Macro/Micro/Bloom etc from Bio Farm.

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September 12, 2012 - 11:15 am
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Can you please suggest where can these be sourced in NCR?

We don't have a total mall here, however we do have SPAR which has some seeds, plants etc.

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September 12, 2012 - 7:09 pm
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Do check out SPAR's gardening section, Ive seen in some SPARs they have gardening stuff.

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