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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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#162 Elpicante

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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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