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PostSubject: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Mon May 03, 2010 1:11 pm

I know that different countries will have different regulations, and of ocurse different trade names, but it would be interesting to know how people control the pests that prey on our plants.
Can you tell us all about them?

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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Mon May 03, 2010 6:31 pm

I water my whole collection once a year (june or september) with water with 'Admire' (working compound imidachloprid). It is very effective to keep my collection almost pest-free. For 'emergencies' is use 'Undeen' (no longer availbale but 1 kg. left) or 'Spruzit'.

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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Tue May 04, 2010 1:14 am

I also use imidachloprid in one watering a year, but also use it as a spray every 2 months. This keeps my plants clear of mealy bugs.
Red spider mite can be a problem, for which I have tried a number of remedies, including Neem oil, and other oil based suspensions.

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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Tue May 04, 2010 1:06 pm

I use ' Rose Clear '. This is a brand named, pre-mixed, systemic fungicide and Insecticide which is for Roses but I have found it just as good for cacti when used correctly i.e not on sunny days.
The active components are Bifenthrin and Mydobutanil.
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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:10 pm

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Against red spider: dicofol, only in case of attack

Against mealy bugs : imidacloprid, a maximum of 2 treatment courses (2 x2 watering or sprays 15 days apart, is not active on the egg-). Systemic insecticide dangerous to bees.

I protect pollinators by insulating the plants treated in a muslin for
a two or three months after treatment.
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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:56 pm

Where do you buy dicofol, as a Google search didn't show any trade names (Kelthane etc) that were available in the UK?

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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Thu May 06, 2010 6:16 pm

Good evening

After searching on the internet:

The sale of dicofol is not allowed in France since last year and its use is
prohibited.
I'm sorry for the false hope that I gave you, but I was not aware ..

Take a look here :
http://www.kuentz.com/bt/index.php?module=categories&code_cat=BB40on
There's another type of acaricide (But I have not tested)
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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:08 pm

I use "Green earth" horticultural oil/insect spray. Not toxic, doesn't smell, mixed with water at any (but not too low) ratio. Just cover whole plant and moisten soil good enough to ensure lasting effect. Any season, controls insects and mites.
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PostSubject: Re: What sprays do you use to control pests?   Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:23 pm

about me, i have two greenhouses with about 1000 plants in each ones, and i use oncea year if necessary a solution of Confidor (active molecule : : imidaclopride). This is working wel against al the insects that are stuck to the plants to feed from them because the active molecule goes into the plant and stays there for a while.
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