Know Your Pests
Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:53 PM
is it possible to buy ladybirds,
anyone tried them to assist wih the garden
Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:36 AM
QUESTION: are the spider mites capable of spinning webs on your plants?
Yep if you've got a fine webbing especially around the joint between branch and stem and at the tops of the stems were you get new growth/buds then i'm afraid you've got spider-mites.
Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:17 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:16 AM
did the sbpi work with the thrips mate? what is it ive got a big problem with them and im only 3 weeks off
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:03 PM
the link is broken bart, is it still available?
Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:15 AM
So I have been battling white flies (frickin buggers!) and have refused to go the sprayer route and have instead opted for biological control; vis a vis white fly parasites (Encarsia formosa). This is a slow process but I am starting to see improvement. Here are some pictures.
1st picture is of the underside of a sun leaf. The white dots are white fly nymphs. They don't move when in this stage. The black dots are the nymphs which have had parasite eggs inserted, nymph dead and most likely the Encarsia formosa has flown away to breed some more.
2nd picture is of the card the eggs are attached to. They hatch within two weeks. My apologies for not getting better pictures.
I like ya style geezer, fucking slap em with a parasite before using chemicles.
Hats off to you good sir
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:29 PM
Very, very useful bart, thanks for taking the time