This is my first year growing Chilli plants in tropical weather. In the four months that I have my chilli plants, I have faced minor infestations of aphids, thrips, and mites. I treated them with pyrethrin base insecticide, as well as neem spray. It seems to work but the pest keep coming back within a few weeks. I have to be very vigilant, quick detection and response is the only way to prevent the infection from getting out of control. I am trying to avoid the use of any systemic insecticide after reading about it.
I believe prevention is better than cure thus I am hoping to find some sort of organic treatment that is harmless to the plants and that I can spray on a weekly basis as a deterrent and prevention against aphids, thrips and mites.
Any recommendation would be great. Thanks in advance
Edited by markt_10350, 05 September 2011 - 09:37 AM.