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irina , question about optimaras

Posted by fortyseven none (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 6:27

Hi Irina
This is from a thread about O's from you last
March:
"Guys -
Optimara's AVs always come with fungus gnats and thrips! Get prepared to treat the pests!

Irina, the spoilsport"

I just got three directly from Selective Gardener about
a week ago. I have been isolating. Do you have any
experience from any coming direct rather than
from a retail store? (Where they might pick up bugs
from somewhere else.) ??? (keeping fingers crossed)

Maybe I should spray everything with pesticide, just to be safe. In the past, I have found sprays to be more
effective than something fed systemically.

Joanne


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RE: irina , question about optimaras

Joanne -

I expect "Selective Gardener" to be much cleaner than an industrial shop. So you get a good chance to have your plants squeaky clean.

You cannot get rid of any kind of mealy bugs without using systemic. And mites - need 3 applications of non-systemic versus 1 of systemic.

Isolation will help you decide -treat or not to treat.

I.


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RE: irina , question about optimaras

Thank you, thank you! All seem well, but I better
get spraying before I start bagging for my trip.
Joanne


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