Brug help

Jan_Hobbs(z6a TN, USA)May 29, 2007

My brugs that I over wintered are breaking out with white fuzzy cotton looking stuff on them, and that part is dying.

Can anyone tell me what it is and what to do with it?

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tngreenthumb(z6 TN)

Sounds like white flies. Spray them with a mixture of a teaspoon (or so) of alcohol and a few drops of Murphy's oil soap in a quart (or so) spray bottle. Give that a little time then spray them frequently with a pretty hard shot of water.

Either that or it's mold and they are WAY too wet.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 2:19PM
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Jan_Hobbs(z6a TN, USA)

Thanks Joe...I'll try that...I don't think it is mold...if anything I need to water them more...I knew you or Judith would know what to do.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 3:29PM
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I swear by Neem Oil! Especially when uncertain on whether it's a pest or a fungi or even a combination of both. I used to buy the GardenSafe Fungicide-3 at Wal-mart in the spray bottles, until they finally got the refill sized jug in - then I invested in that and just re-used the empty bottles I already had of the product. Active ingredient is Neem Oil. And it's safe on your other plants too - from edibles to cacti and everything in between. The only type of plants I haven't used it on were aquatic plants (so far, I may yet LOL)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 12:05PM
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Jan_Hobbs(z6a TN, USA)

Joe's brew seems to have done the job...will remember it.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 9:35PM
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