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lokky
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June 18, 2013 - 5:13 pm
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Hi,

 

I have been growing eggplants from seeds and have about 10 plants. I noticed in a few plants holes being bored by red ants. The plants, look very weak and the flowers dry and drop off.

Please help me in overcoming this problem.

 

Thanks

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This forum is starting to become dormant. No real activity. Can some experts take the lead and help clarify our doubts please.

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Best to apply turmeric powder near the stem and dust the bored area with turmeric powder. Add some compost/vermicompost and see if they get over it. Meanwhile apply neem oil regularly will also help getting into such problems.

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