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Flyhigh started grow question 4 years ago
Hi looks like ive got some pest i think spider mites
Any suggestions on what i could do?
Flyhigh Tangerine outdoor sunlight
6 weeks
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Tangerine Dream Auto
9 comments · 4 years ago
Week 5
Leaves. White powder
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @Flyhigh! 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, 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 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 the invaders. 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 ZERO invader in my room, and believe my it was a big problem in the past. Now that your plants are flowering, you should avoid spraying any chemicals/pesticides, so there is not much you can do, except spraying pure RO water at night if you still see some spiders, they hate humidity/water, but be warned this can lead to bud-rot if over-done. I hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
It is spider mites or red spiders ! But as you'll harvest soon I'll recommend you to use a small amount of something natural that could not affect your buds ! Maybe neem oil , it's a universal pest remover , killing those who are there and keeping others away ! Hope my answer will help you for the best
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Ladybugs, ladybugs, and after they leave, more ladybugs. They'll eat spider mites and any other soft shelled pests. You can use neem oil, spinosad spray, etc, but they all have their quirks, be it smell, taste, or killing off good insects etc.
Best of luck, I'm excited to see the auto done outdoors. :green_heart:
B4RNS answered grow question 4 years ago
From what I can see it looks like thrips. White and yellow spots near the veins it’s spider mites , random grey spots a lil bit everywhere it’s thrips . At this stage wind and rain ( fans and water spraying) are the only solution.
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
you got a few options. so you are in the flowering period you can give your plant stinky companion growers. Tomato, geranium. basil.the flys dont like it. I do the spraying thing but not too late in the flower. 1 l water 1 teaspoon neem oil and dishwasher soap mixed and sprayed if possible under the leaves. I also heard about coriander oil mixed with water and dishwashing soap( aliitle bit) Neemoil is so stinky the spidermites avoid the plant. you can choose.. Happy growing
Thegermling509 answered grow question 4 years ago
I wouldnt spray ANYTHING on flowers. On the leaves its alright (except sugar). Next gro have IPM on deck.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
Neem Oil is my favorite to use against spider mites. It kills the mites, but is harmless to the plant. Good luck! :+1: