[NAFEX] citrus seedlings need help

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Tue May 31 15:41:30 EDT 2005


You might also want to check for slug damage.  My citrus have extensive
damage from slugs and mealy bugs which seem to crawl in the drain holes and
devour the roots leaving sizeable holes, sometimes over 2 inches with not a
root left.   Hector Black zone 6 middle TN

----- Original Message -----
From: <athagan at atlantic.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] citrus seedlings need help


> How large are the pots they're presently in?
>
> I'd take the sick ones out of their pots and check the conditions of
> their roots.  The media in the bottom half of the pot may have turned
> into muck and not be draining properly because the symptoms you
> describe sound to me like an overwatering problem.  I would stop
> feeding them until you see signs of new growth.
>
> .....Alan.
>
> Quoting Mark Lee <markl at nytec.com>:
>
> > The leaves are yellowing and dropping.  I water them daily to keep
> > them from drying out and also to prevent them from getting water
> > logged.  I foliar feed them weekly either with a general purpose
> > liquid plant food or with seaweed extract.
>
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