Fig disease update

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Fig disease update

Postby aubigfig50 » June 5th, 2017, 11:46 am

Just an update on the problems I have been having with my figs.
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After close inspection of the underside of the leaves I found little brown bumps. These are present on all the effected leaves.
They seem to be some sort of thrip. I have sprayed with Conguard ( a systemic insecterside) and picked off all the effected leaves. I hope this will fix the problem.
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Re: Fig disease update

Postby shibui » June 5th, 2017, 2:02 pm

Those look like scale insects. That's fairly common with figs. Oil sprays are effective. Systemics are also effective and Conguard says it controls scale so that should fix them.
Keep a sharp eye out in case they come back after a while.
The yellow leaves could be just the scale or it might be from a combination of scale and root problems.
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Re: Fig disease update

Postby Redsonic » June 6th, 2017, 11:53 am

Thanks for sharing the update. It is always good to find a cause for plant problems. I have found scale on my Junipers, Callistemon and Schefflera, but not on my figs. Now I know it is something to watch out for!
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Re: Fig disease update

Postby aubigfig50 » June 6th, 2017, 7:44 pm

I have had figs for over 30 years and never had this problem until 3 years ago. I hope spraying will solve the problem as it causes terrible die back of branches.



Redsonic wrote:Thanks for sharing the update. It is always good to find a cause for plant problems. I have found scale on my Junipers, Callistemon and Schefflera, but not on my figs. Now I know it is something to watch out for!
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