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Haskap Bugs

Posted by NortherOntario 2 (My Page) on
Fri, May 31, 13 at 19:54

Hi, I have a few honey berry bushes to plant and I found these on them. Returning them is not feasible. I think they are lecanium scale but I am not sure. Can anyone confirm this and know of any type of insecticide I can use to get rid of them. I don't want to plant these if it will cause an infestation in my yard as I have several other fruit trees.

Thanks in advance,
Dave


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Here is another picture. I live in Ontario where a lot of insecticides have been banned.


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  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Fri, May 31, 13 at 21:08

Why not submerge them for a couple of days?


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  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Fri, May 31, 13 at 21:09

Why not submerge them for a couple of days?


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submerge them?


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Try safers soap. You need to spray once a week to make sure you break the egg cycle. ITs basically dishsoap with some type of oil. Where did you get them from?


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I will try that, hopefully it works. Read something about systemic insecticides, though I don't think we can get that in Ontario...


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Scale. Insecticidal soap works on the crawlers. Get a head start by physically removing the big mommas


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I only use safers soap. As far as I know its just dish soap with some oils in it. Doing it once a week for a month should work, and jean has a great idea by removing the big ones. You can use a q tip dipped in iso alcohol, which instantly eats their exoskeleton. Give a spray with safers, and start the weekly routine.

Are you by chance near the Thunder Bay area?


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Is Green Earth insecticidal soap the same as Safers? also, would it be better to do a horticultural oil spray? can I do both within a few days of each other? If so, which one first?

Thanks a lot for the help,

I am in Kapuskasing.


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Can I spray insecticidal soap and then spray Horticultural oil within a few days of each other? If so, which one first?

Thanks a lot for the help,


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Mix them together in your water solution.


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Hi Noogy, I tried mixing insecticidal soap and horticultural oil in a water solution and submerging the plants, there were still some live crawlers so a few days later I submerged them again in a malathion water solution. I guess it was too much, the plants wilted and there were still live crawlers. I burnt the bushes. Too bad, but I didn't want to risk infesting my other trees.


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Aw that sucks. I'd spray them with a heavy dose 3x a day. Try adding also 1tbsp peroxide/cup water and a tbsp of isopropyl in the your spray. See what that does to their exoskeletons.
That mix in particular knocks out aphids and mites.


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