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Okra dying.....discovered shoot borers.What next?
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December 16, 2011 - 5:45 pm
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My tender okra plants were looking stunted.I dint hesitate to dissect the bumps I found on the stem and I was disheartened seeing borer pupae.Yell.Finally my hubby has agreed on setting up a green house for me.I need to know if

1.I have to start from square one,uprooting existing plants or if I can shift apparently normal looking plants into the green house.

2.Is there an organic way to control borers?

Thanks in advance for the help!Cool

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December 18, 2011 - 4:05 pm
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Its been so long and despite 25 views,there is no single reply.Moderators please see to it that the site doesn't remain idle.Cheers!

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December 18, 2011 - 6:17 pm
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Hai,Green,(1) Soak 1kg of neem cake to 2 liter of water for 3 days.Then filter the concentrate &make up the solution as 100ml( con) to900ml of water+10 ml of soap oil to 1 liter of water.(2) Keep cows urine in mud pots for30 days&make them to ferment ,spray as 10% solution it also act as good growth regulator.(3)Apply ginger garlic chili extract emulsion. Also remove the infected plants.  

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December 20, 2011 - 5:44 pm
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Thank you so much Raghu.It was so kind of you.I was finding it so hard seeing the okra with infected galls.I've kept 500g of neem cake in 1 litre of water as you said.I've removed 4 okra already,eagerly waiting for day 3.Smile

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