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Oh Crap!!!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Spring has definitely arrived. I just found croton scale on my Van Buren and Andreanum. :mad: I guess this means time to airlayer as well? :confused:
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to get itchy fingers, Ron. It was around this time last year when I started doing my first airlayers for the summer. I'd have to say, it was a great feeling coming home every evening and putting anywhere between 10- 25 airlayers on each night. I'm maybe one to two weeks away....then the "fun" begins!
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I am ready to attend your airlayering class. The Jeff Searle technique seems to be most effective! :)

    By the way, Judy Glock will you and Jim attend? How about a BBQ with some adult beverages? :cool:
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It was my hope that this last winter's unusually low temperatures would dispatch or at least put a hurting on "the croton scale". This unfortunately is not the case in my yard.

    Here are the cultivars I just finished treating with Cygon because they had the scale:
    Andreanum
    Corkscrew
    Christmas
    Kentucky
    Mrs. Snyder Disraeli
    Reliant
    Twist & Point
    Van Buren


    It is my observation that this scale really loves Corkscrew and Twist & Point. I will be using these as my litmus test plants, which means I watch these frequently. If scale is found on these, then time to look at the rest.

    This scale is aggressive and fast developing. I urge all the crotonheads that were left with sticks from the cold, you need to monitor your budding sticks for this scale. It loves the new leaves and buds. If you have not checked your crotons in the last 5 days, you need to do so now! It is often difficult to notice, if you see ants crawling on your new leaves and buds, look closer. This scale seems to be always attended by ants.

    This has me really annoyed. I went and got 150 lbs. of 7-4-5 fertilizer for acid loving plants this morning. My plans were to plant my remaining cultivars and fertilize this weekend. Looks like it is time to break out the Bayers 3-in-1.

    :eek:
     

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