[NAFEX] scale on Myers Lemon

philip sauber mrtejas at lycos.com
Sat Sep 13 12:47:31 EDT 2003


I have 25 citrus trees in the ground in my back yard.  I spray dormant oil in the summer in 90F heat with no damage to keep off the scale and whiteflys.  In warm weather you follow the summer dosage which is about half of the cool weather dose.
Phil
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DATE: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:42:50
From: "loneroc" <loneroc at mwt.net>
To: <mrtejas at lycos.com>,"North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: 

>To all,
>
>Dormant oil can damage citrus if is a heavy winter oil.  Sunoil, or other
>light oils are safer on non-dormant plants.
>
>Steve Herje
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>From: "philip sauber" <mrtejas at lycos.com>
>To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 8:10 PM
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] scale on Myers Lemon
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>> Spray with dormant oil.  This will get rid of them.
>> Phil
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>> --------- Original Message ---------
>>
>> DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:27:47
>> From: list at ginda.us
>> To: NAFEX <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Cc:
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>> >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
>> >month.
>> >
>> >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
>> >scale.
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >Ginda Fisher
>> >zone 6, eastern MA
>> >
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