[NAFEX] scale on Myers Lemon
mrtejas at lycos.com
Fri Sep 12 21:10:00 EDT 2003
Spray with dormant oil. This will get rid of them.
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DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:27:47
From: list at ginda.us
To: NAFEX <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>I have a myers lemon that lives in a pot through the winter, and in the
>ground when it's not too cold - it will probably come inside in about a
>I noticed that it seems to have picked up some scale this summer. I
>haven't had scale on this plant before, but my experience with other
>houseplants is that it gets much worse when a plant goes indoors. Any
>suggestions of how to combat the scale? It is obviously a plant we eat
>from, but it doesn't currently have any fruit on it (the two that were
>growing fell prematurely, possibly because of the scales living near
>the fruit stems.)
>There aren't many scales on it right now, but I've tried picking them
>off manually in the past without much luck. The young insects are
>transparent, and have a bad habit of hanging out in crevices and other
>hard-to-see places. I did end an infestation of something that looked
>like wooly algelid on this plant by removing every bug by hand over a
>two week period - I went over it leaf by leaf three or four times.
>(It's not very big.) But I don't know if that will be good enough for
>zone 6, eastern MA
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