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Re: Pesticides

Postby Dawson » June 28th, 2015, 4:30 am

Just because nobody smokes anymore(yuk yuk) let us not forget the granddaddy of all the "organic pesticides:(trumpet roll)NICOTINE!I am going to go for it.Just in case someone is using it and not posting,please come forward with your recipes!
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Re: Pesticides

Postby thoglette » June 28th, 2015, 11:02 am

justjp wrote: I have a few figs that have struggled with thrips and as such they don't look as good as they should due to continuously having to remove leaves.

Defoliate all of them at once. Clean up all leaf litter & dispose of it. End of thrip population

Wikipedia suggests two biological controls- both fungi.
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Re: Pesticides

Postby tgward » June 28th, 2015, 4:16 pm

try a neem oil spray every two weeks-----couldn't hurt
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Re: Pesticides

Postby whitu10 » August 18th, 2017, 8:55 pm

Add the remaining pesticide to the sprayer. Add water to the empty pesticide container, put the cap on, swirl the water around the container, and transfer the liquid to the spray tank. Repeat two times. If necessary, add more water to the spray tank to reach the correct concentration.
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