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No Rain......lots of Pests!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, May 25, 2011.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Is it me or are some of you others experiencing an onslaught of spidermites and mealybugs of lately? Usually for me, during the spring months when very little rain is falling, I'll see some sporadic mites on certain crotons. But, also for the first time that I can remember, I'm seeing some mealybugs on several plants too. I spoke with Judy today and she also said that she's finding alot mealys on her plants as well. We either need more cold weather, or MORE rain soon!:)
    Jeff
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    OK Jeff, let's skip the cold weather option and go with more rain.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Now Thrips are deforming the newly developing emergent leaves. :mad:

    Need rain bad ! :(

     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Leafhoppers too...they're never a good thing.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - Just seen only a smattering of Leafhoppers so far. The crotons at the property next to mine had an investation of mealy bugs. An army of black with red spots lady bugs has shown up and is dispatching them. I have never seen so many lady bugs at one time. :)

    Just no Lubber Grasshoppers pleeeaassseeee !!! :eek:

    Still no rain. :mad:
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Got the Lubbers here but they're more interested in my Firebush than the crotons. I loved the way John Bishock would grab them and snap their little heads off.
     

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