Haskap Bugs

NortherOntario(2a)May 31, 2013

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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NortherOntario(2a)

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

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 8:02PM
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glib(5.5)

Why not submerge them for a couple of days?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 9:08PM
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glib(5.5)

Why not submerge them for a couple of days?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 9:09PM
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NortherOntario(2a)

submerge them?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 9:22PM
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canadianplant

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?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 9:47PM
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NortherOntario(2a)

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

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 10:05PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

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

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 12:48AM
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canadianplant

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?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 7:47AM
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NortherOntario(2a)

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.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 9:40AM
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NortherOntario(2a)

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,

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:02PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Mix them together in your water solution.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 6:04PM
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NortherOntario(2a)

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.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

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.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 7:36AM
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