Thrips on the Dahlias

portia(PA 6B, Brandywine)July 1, 2014

I am out there almost every day spraying the plants, I didn't put all this work into these plants to watch them get nibbled on by these fuzzy white cotton balls.

Anyone else battling thrips right now? I'm just using a homemade insecticidal soap--the thrips are fast though and I don't always manage to get them before they jump. Argh.

We're traveling for a few days soon, and I am worried they might get munched while we are gone.

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cinnie0 (z 9b / So Cal)

i am also having a problem with thrips.. i am in the process of trimming down all my dahlias so there is not many leaves left on them, and sprayed them all down with dish soap/ water solution. Good luck to you, maybe someone will come on with a solution.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 9:55AM
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portia(PA 6B, Brandywine)

Well the dahlias fared seemingly well while we were gone--thrips on lots of other plants though--still spraying when I see them!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 10:46AM
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