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Poll: Broad Mites (47 member(s) have cast votes)

What Threat Level would you rate Broad Mites 1-10? Concider damage, control, prevention, and how annoying.

  1. 4 (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  2. 5 (1 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  3. 6 (6 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  4. 7 (9 votes [19.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.15%

  5. 8 (12 votes [25.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.53%

  6. 9 (16 votes [34.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.04%

What Threat Level would you rate Fungus Gnats 1-10? Concider damage, control, prevention, and how annoying.

  1. 1 (5 votes [10.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  2. 2 (6 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  3. 3 (11 votes [23.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.40%

  4. 4 (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

  5. 5 (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

  6. 6 (2 votes [4.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  7. 7 (2 votes [4.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  8. 8 (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

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#161 dub_sauces

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:39 PM

 

If it was really that simple, and a cheap and effective material could be used to control a wide range of bugs, I would think there would be at least one example of someone objectively implementing this on scale.

 

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there are plenty of them such as O,O-Diethyl O-[4-methyl-6-(propan-2-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl] phosphorothioate,

or O,O-diethyl O-3,5,6-trichloropyridin-2-yl phosphorothioate, 

 

but the key is being able to eat the things after they have come in contact with the nasty chemicals...

 

most of the stuff that just kills every living creature in a broad spectrum isn't safe to even look at, let alone spray on something you want to eat later...  that's the price we must pay, individually targeted, non toxic solutions as opposed to one that does it all.  convenient in this case causes severe birth defects, vision and hearing loss, cancer, and often death when ingested... 


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

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Threat level: 1.5 (typically wont kill plants, just looks bad)

Location: every where except Antarctica

Control: No controls for the vegetable leafminers are recommended. Many insecticides have poor activity against these insects and often insecticide applications will make problems worse, by differentially destroying natural enemies.

Biological Control:AACT, Predatory insects. Spiders like Orb Weavers catch the adults in webs.

Prevention: Keep your grow area clean of leaf litter and allow for predatory insects to roam your garden.

Damage caused: Tunneling in leaves

 

They alll but killed my first crop I found that spraying the plants early in the morning with a solution of Neem Oil, water and dish soap worked well



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:25 PM

Are Earwigs something I should be worried about? I found some hanging out on one of my peppers.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:06 PM

How do you guys keep birds away? I'm growing on my fire escape (NYC)in city picker boxes and this morning I woke up and all the leaves on my plants were gone I suspect birds or raccoons not 100% sure but I'm leaning towards the birds


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

Here is a pic. <a href="https://ibb.co/esFR05"><img src="https://thumb.ibb.co...5/IMG_1125.jpg" alt="IMG_1125" border="0"></a>


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

This is cross-posted in the PDreadie glog----So sue me.... :confused:

 

Here's a mystery: I have a number of various peppers growing on the property, a total of 6 that I have potted, the rest in the dirt. I have no aphids or other pests that I know of on ANY of them except one: My potted PDreadie. Something is dining on the leaves, but only on the PDreadie plant. I have a Rocoto Amarillo and an Aji White Lightning Bolt directly next to it, and an Aji Amarillo, Aji Lemon Drop and an Aji Mango in pots within a few feet, but none of them infected.

 

I can visually not find a worm or mite or other pest on these leaves. The other PDreadie, out in the garden about 30 yards away has no sign of infestation.

 

Is there a chinense-specific pest that prefers Scotch Bonnets? This little bastard takes large chunks out of the leaves, then moves on to another leaf without finishing the one it was on.

 

Befuddled on the tundra.....me.

 

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Thanks for any enlightenment


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:32 PM

This is cross-posted in the PDreadie glog----So sue me.... :confused:

 

Here's a mystery: I have a number of various peppers growing on the property, a total of 6 that I have potted, the rest in the dirt. I have no aphids or other pests that I know of on ANY of them except one: My potted PDreadie. Something is dining on the leaves, but only on the PDreadie plant. I have a Rocoto Amarillo and an Aji White Lightning Bolt directly next to it, and an Aji Amarillo, Aji Lemon Drop and an Aji Mango in pots within a few feet, but none of them infected.

 

I can visually not find a worm or mite or other pest on these leaves. The other PDreadie, out in the garden about 30 yards away has no sign of infestation.

 

Is there a chinense-specific pest that prefers Scotch Bonnets? This little bastard takes large chunks out of the leaves, then moves on to another leaf without finishing the one it was on.

 

Befuddled on the tundra.....me.

 

19224845_310658656050093_828275916435793

 

Thanks for any enlightenment

 

 

     My guess would be a hornworm caterpillar. They have really good camouflage and hide during the day. Try to look for one after the sun goes down. They are sneaky, but really fun to kill. 


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

I got him last night, HM01. Hid in the tall weeds and jumped the bastid as he threw off cover. Kilt 'im good, I did.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

Can someone id this for me? Should I get rid of it?

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

 

 

     My guess would be a hornworm caterpillar. They have really good camouflage and hide during the day. Try to look for one after the sun goes down. They are sneaky, but really fun to kill. 

 

Came here to search the pest guide for Tomato Hornworm and only found this post.  I hate those big ugly bastards and wanted to come vent.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:44 AM

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If nobody has responded to you here is my two cents. Cut worms they are in the soil. They come out at night. Larvae stage of some type of moth. I hate them we getting in the desert too.




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