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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

Is there anything i can use against root mealies on edibles? Found some in my pandan pot.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

View Postwandering, on 07 April 2010 - 11:56 AM, said:

Is there anything i can use against root mealies on edibles? Found some in my pandan pot.



In the past, I used a rotenone + dishwash solution at 40 deg C. I dunked the pot of soil into the pail and wait half and hour. Repeat every 5 days for 4 times.

Now, I am experimenting with fermented milk. 1 part fresh milk to 10 parts water + sugar + yoghurt... fermented until super smelly after 5 or 6 days in the sun. Pour into soil. The root mealies don't seem to like that but I can't be sure because since I started watering with fermented milk, I've not had soil mealies... I dunno if it's because the solution killed them, or that the plant is healthier with the milk fertiliser added and so is resistant to pests.

You can mess around and update us your results?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

View Postpetunialee, on 07 April 2010 - 05:42 PM, said:

In the past, I used a rotenone + dishwash solution at 40 deg C. I dunked the pot of soil into the pail and wait half and hour.


pet, i am looking for rotenone did you get yours at FEF?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:09 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 07 April 2010 - 06:15 PM, said:

pet, i am looking for rotenone did you get yours at FEF?



Yup!
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:38 PM

better get a derris plant. much cheaper that way. $15 for a small bottle is too much , the whole garden will burn a big hole in my pocket.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:44 PM

Try fermented milk lah...
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