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.
March 10, 2011
Or you can pit one foe against another
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.
March 14, 2012
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.
June 6, 2012
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June 6, 2012