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YetiGrowth started grow question 3 years ago
What is the best way to tackle thrips infestation? What can be used during the flowering stage? Whats the best way to apply the suggested method?
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mr_green_thumb_ottawa answered grow question 2 years ago
it all depend on what type of infection you are talking about if its spider might go ladybugs *perisimilis if your taking root Roth try piranha/voodoo juice/tarentula it should eat all bugs and use them or the old trick before curing submerge your bud in a blow of water

and watch bugs leave lol(i never try this yet)
Bakeryguy420 answered grow question 3 years ago
Thrips management is use lady bugs buddy!! And I would let this girl flower for another 3 weeks
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 3 years ago
I use ladybugs for any kind of insect infestation. They work great and you can get them on amazon. And, yes that is definitely magnesium deficiency. I use calimagic for additional calcium and magnesium. I had mag deficiency starting on my zkittles the beginning of week 3. A little extra dose of calimagic and it was 100% improved the next day. Good luck on the rest of your grow!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @YetiGrowth! Well the best way to fight against thrips is ... not to attract them at first :yum: Pest prevention is an essential topic, you need a pest-prevention-strategy as soon as you plant your seedlings, during the first days. My strategy is pretty simple and consists in 3 methods: 1) I have an electric atomizer working 10min every hour to diffuse essential oils mixed with fresh water (a few drops of lemongrass, lavender, peppermint...you can find those oils in nature-stores or online). Those oils are repelling insects/pests, they don't like the smell of my room. 2) I spray neem-oil mixed with crushed garlic everyday when the light turns off, 10-12 drops of pure neem-oil mixed in a liter of temperated water, this oil is really efficient to kill/disturb/sterilize thrips. When I'm in the flowering stage, I don't spray but I use a sponge to treat the affected plants if the enemy is still there. 3) I use a dedicated foliar spray (BioBizz LeafCoat) once every 2 weeks to create a 'transparent layer' onto the leaves and to protect them from spiders/thrips/moths/miners... Since I've applied this approach, I've seen almost zero invader in my room, and believe my it was a big problem in the past. I hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
zack1 answered grow question 3 years ago
Neoseiulus cucumeris !!! you can order them online. they destroy every thrips and wont harm your plants.
just release them on your plants and lay back. they will do the rest!
this way there wont survive a single thrips. it is a bit more expensive but effective in veg and flower.
they will die or eat each other when there are no more thrips .
you can also use them against whitefly, psyllids, aphids and some mites.:muscle:
good luck with your grow:facepunch:
balansa answered grow question 3 years ago
hey bro! i can give you a recipe of a home made pesticide.
step 1. the basic is a goood vegetable oil ( neem, olive, sunflower, corn) 100ml add some good quality soap (that contains as less chemicals as possible) and mix it together

step 2. take some cayan pepper ginger cinnamon coriander dill citrus cider add some amount off water and boil for half an hour. drain and keep the liquid
step 3. take 10-15 ML of soap and oil and ad it to about 500 ml of the liquid we have already boiled and spray directly on the leaves and UNDER the leaves EVERYWHERE.
spray once a week couple off times

tips - 1) keep the liquid and the oil with soap seperatly and mix them before using.

2) try the solution on 1 leaf and wait for a day or to to make sure that the solution will not burn your girls

good luck <3
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
hey there Yeti, i dont really like neem because it has no active ingredient in it that does something, basically what it does is make a layer of oil and the bugs can no longer attack the leaves for some time and hopefully they leave because of that. in fact you can use normal olive oil with much the same effects. I do suggest you try nematodes for example Steinernema feltiae which make the eggs sterile or bacillus thuringiensis aka "BT" which is a beneficial bacteria that also makes the thrips eggs sterile. combine those with yellow sticky strips. Cool thing about this technique is you can use it as a prevention mechanism. hope this helps ! :rocket: