[NAFEX] Scale on Citrus

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
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.  

 ..... Original Message .......
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
>nafex mailing list 
>nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Reproduction of list messages or archives is not allowed.
>This includes distribution on other email lists or reproduction on web sites.
>Permission to reproduce is NEVER granted, so don't claim you have permission!
>Posts from email addresses that are not subscribed are discarded.
>No exceptions.  
>To subscribe or unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page (also can be used to change other email options):
>File attachments are NOT stripped by this list.
>Please do not send binary files.
>Use plain text ONLY in emails!
>NAFEX web site:   http://www.nafex.org/

More information about the nafex mailing list