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Pauwela started grow question 4 years ago
How late in the flowering stage can you use/spray Neem Oil for bugs, whiteflies, mites, etc.,?
I use Monterey BT to help control Budworms which does work
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27 comments · 4 years ago
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HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey there @Pauwela Neem oil is known for its organic ability to target only the bad pests like spider mites, white flies, fungus gnats, and nematodes all while ignoring the ones you need like ladybugs, and butterflies. Typically its hard to misuse but there are two main things to consider before using. Anytime you spray things on to flowering buds you are risking BudRoot from all the moisture. If you have determined this to not be a problem due to low humidity levels then the last thing I would look at is the Harvest Window. You don't want to use neem oil in the last 3 weeks before harvest because remaining oil can mess up the buds flavor. If you plan for these two things then you are good to go. Personally It looks like you are about to harvest soon, so if want a way to clean the buds from things then the 'bud washing' technique is probably better for your situation. :sunglasses: Hope to have given some insight. Be sure to update us!
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! When the buds are starting to get dense then any spraying or humidity can lead to a bud rot or mold issue so from what I can see on you pictures I would not spray anything or if it is really needed I would spray one time now and very carefully. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey, i dont know why people even suggest using neem oil, and then those very same people will be complaining that it doesnt work very well and that their house and their bud smell and taste like neem oil all the time. put simply : it hardly works and requires a lot of recalls. I've done it before, doesnt work well , the closest thing to neem that i've tried that works is chilli + oil with dishsoap. Second thing i tried that kinda worked is these "foggers" with "safe" pesticide inside them. It's non bio so... no thanks right ? the best thing i tried is what i call biological warfare : using bugs to kill bugs ! this actually works way better, and i never grow without it. Use live ladybugs (you can mail order them i kid you not !) to combat spider mites; use Phytoseiulus persimilis against Tetranychus urticae; use nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae or Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) against bad worms, etc. etc. ask your shop about what you need or ping me on messenger if you need help. It's pretty easy to do - just follow the instructions on the packet. Hey ! at least it works and wont make your plant taste like garbage... hope this helps ! :rocket:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi pauwela i wont use anything you spray on a plant into flower. You have 2 other posabilities.1 NEMATODES ( Predators) They kill the bad Larvaes in the soil.2 Is a bacteria called BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS.. those bacillus produces proteines,that were eaten by the larvae and get killed. I used Both and it works.Its an organic Soution and no one else gets hurt.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
I think its advisable to not use after like 2 weeks to flowering to avoid the harsh smell. Ive heard a plant product called "green cleaner" works good...not to be confused with Simple Green a household product. Otherwise clip a leaf or two, dip it or soak in cup of hydrogen peroxide and see what bugs come off, thisll give a better idea of what is there and then purchase some beneficial insect to eat em. Ladybugs, predatory mites, pirate bugs etc. Happy harvesting :v:
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Pauwela! You should avoid spraying neem-oil (and any other product) around ~3 weeks before harvest. Pest control must be done during the veg stage, it's much harder once flowers are here. You can still apply neem oil if you do it carefully with a sponge, on the leaves only, but this is time consuming and won't kill all the invaders. Direct contact between buds and neem oil will 1/ruin the terpenes, 2/increase the risk of bud-rot, 3/degrade the trichomes. Hope this will help, happy growing :facepunch: