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Brug help

Posted by jan_hobbs z6a TN, USA (My Page) on
Tue, May 29, 07 at 12:11

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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RE: Brug help

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.

RE: Brug help

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.

RE: Brug help

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)

RE: Brug help

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

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