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rashmicn
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October 28, 2011 - 12:12 pm
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I have been having frequent attacks by black and green aphids

1) Chrysanthemums - Very frequently is attacked by black aphids. I usually wash them off with a spray of water and then I have used neem oil spray to get rid of the black aphids. But the insects return within few days. Also every time I spray the leaves curl up and many become dark and even fall off. i used 15ml in a liter of water and 1 sp of dish-washing liquid soap. Also there are many buds in the plants very few are blooming. I have used bio-farm organic fertilizer.

2) Rose plants - Very frequently is attacked by green aphids. I usually wash them off with a spray of water and then I have used neem oil spray. But this results in leaves getting completely damaged and they fall off within a week. Once again the aphids return with a week or two. so my rose plants are looking very unhealthy.

 

I too have been experiencing the bird problem for my chilli plant. Let me try out the reflective tape suggested in one of the post.

Any suggestions or tips would be of great help.

 

Regards,

Rash

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geekgardener
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October 30, 2011 - 6:48 pm
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Rashmi,

Neem oil is more of a contact pesicide and has to be repeatedly sprayed to keep the insects at bay. If the infestation is too much, try adding 50ml of kerosene to the 1 litre of water and give it a spray during early in the morning. Don't spray during the hot noon, it can burn the plant leaves. The strong smell of kerosene repels insects.

It is only for ornamentals.

gg

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October 30, 2011 - 7:05 pm
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Thanks GG I will try that

what about basil and tomato, they get infested with white insects?

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Hai,Rashmicn for high infection in chrysanthemus spray 5 ml of neem+5 ml of punga oil +2 ml of soap oil for 1 liter of water &must sprayed weakly twice.For high flowering apply panchagavya 50 ml to 10 liter of water to roots at 15 days interval.Cool

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Dear GG,

I have been bugging you, have you got the panchagavya stock????

Rash

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Radhika
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January 30, 2013 - 10:25 am
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Raghu...

 

Can I use this treatment for arai keerai too? These aphids keep coming back. I tried spraying turmeric water, which seems to reduce the attack. And where do i get this punga oil, panchagavya in chennai? any idea?

 

raghu said:

Hai,Rashmicn for high infection in chrysanthemus spray 5 ml of neem+5 ml of punga oil +2 ml of soap oil for 1 liter of water &must sprayed weakly twice.For high flowering apply panchagavya 50 ml to 10 liter of water to roots at 15 days interval.Cool

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malini
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January 30, 2013 - 3:37 pm
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Hi Radhika,

Aphids are a real menace in the garden.I spray with neem oil+soap spray+water,but it doesn't go that easily.It should be sprayed many times,at regular intervals.For keerai,I think it is best to kill them with our hands or to wash them off with a water spray.

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Radhika
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Yes Malini...aphids are such a pest in every sense. Growing plants is not as easy as i thought. Protecting them from these pests and deficiencies seems to be a bigger task. The problem is they go from plant to plant. I have been manually removing them from my bittergourd plant, but with keerai, they are hidden everywhere. So its difficult to actually find them and remove. When i water them, they seem to be flying away. I think the turmeric water works, but i just tried it out of my instinct. Since i am new to gardening, i am not aware of any organic solution to this issue.

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January 30, 2013 - 10:09 pm
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Hello Radhika,

 

Aphids are real problems on plants and they keep coming back. My Chilli, Ladies finger and Capsicum plants are getting affected. I used to mix Khadi Soap Solution + Neem oil and spray them on the leaves. But this is not a lasting remedy.

I heard that Panchagavya spray can be a remedy for this. This is available in Restore store in Kasturba Nagar in Chennai. i have given the address below. You may please try there:

 

reStore Adyar Centre
No. 27/ 10, 2nd Main Rd.,
Kasturba Nagar, 
Adyar,
Chennai 600020

Ph: 044-24430093

STORE OPEN: 10 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Saturday. Sunday Holiday 

 

-Jay

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Radhika
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Thanks Jay...I will try at Restore...I also heard that you can grind red chillies 2 numbers, with clove and mix in a 1ltr of water, and strain and spray....

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