[NAFEX] Scale on Citrus
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Mon Jan 21 22:41:32 EST 2008
Safers soap did not work well for me when I had scale. It set it back a little, but the bugs always came back. Also, when I used too much of it my plants sometimes grew oddly for a while.
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On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:33:00 -0500 road's end farm <organic101 at linkny.com> wrote:
>On Jan 21, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Doreen Howard wrote:
>> I have a couple of kumquats planted in pots that I bring indoors for
>> winter and place under lights. They usually flower and produce
>> fruit. This year, the plants have been inundated with scale. I've
>> sprayed with clove-rosemary oil several times. The oil knocks the
>> infestation back, but it reappears soon. Since these plants are
>> indoors, and I'm basically an organic gardener, can anyone suggestion
>> another non-toxic battle plan? I've already lost one plant to scale,
>> and now several houseplants have scale, too.
>> Doreen Howard
>> WI-IL Border, Zone 4b, where it's snowing
>Safers' insecticidal soap? haven't tried it for this; but it is
>labeled for scale.
>Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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