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organic pest control

Postby Guy » November 17th, 2011, 2:04 pm

I'm after any opinion on the effectiveness of neem oil to control the badies----anybody used it?---36c today and 40c tomorrow --thank god for shade cloth and :beer:
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Re: organic pest control

Postby harry21 » July 21st, 2017, 6:22 pm

Hello there,
How to save the plants from termites without using any pesticides???
Thank in advance
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Re: organic pest control

Postby Pearcy001 » July 21st, 2017, 6:27 pm

harry21 wrote:Hello there,
How to save the plants from termites without using any pesticides???
Thank in advance
Would submerging the whole tree in water for a couple of hours work?

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Re: organic pest control

Postby shibui » July 21st, 2017, 6:36 pm

How to save the plants from termites without using any pesticides???


Is this for trees in the ground or in pots?
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Re: organic pest control

Postby Tambrand » July 22nd, 2017, 1:19 am

Termites,

have you found the nest --------- destroy it.

Question -------- if the complaint is 40 deg.c and that is the air temperature, how does the shade
cloth help ?

I can see the beer softening the blow. :tu2:
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Re: organic pest control

Postby tgward » July 22nd, 2017, 9:13 am

Question -------- if the complaint is 40 deg.c and that is the air temperature, how does the shade
cloth help ?

I don't think 40degrees c and full cloud cover would harm most plants- but the direct sunlight onto the leaves as well would frazzle or at least do some harm to most---
then add the warm breeze to crinkle the edges
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Re: organic pest control

Postby shibui » July 22nd, 2017, 8:12 pm

Temps are measured 'in the shade' which is probably equivalent to 'air temp'. However temperature out in the direct sun is much hotter. Try it out some time with one or 2 thermometers.
Shade cloth will bring that sun temp back closer to air or shade temp and save the trees 10 or 20 C.

That original question may relate to the effect of oil spray on the leaves in direct sun? I also seem to remember that older oil based sprays were not recommended in hot weather. Maybe because oil on the leaves makes it hard for plants to respire and cool themselves? Possibly oil coating amplifies the sun and could cook the leaf?

Still no reply to whether the termite Q relates to trees in the ground or in a pot?
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