Got 'em early this year...

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by Miyagismokes, Jun 13, 2018 at 9:05 AM.


    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Well, I can do all the pre-planning preventative measures I want, but it seems like my russet mite is quite permanent....
    The problem with my area is there's literally so many people growing, control of infestations permanently has become entirely impossible. At least I caught it early in veg.
    I was so busy scoping for russets that I missed some thrips setting up shop on my seedlings, too. I was 100x scoping and had a moment of "whoa, that's huge! ...wait, that's just a thrips"

    I would like to try sulfur as a control method, but I'm pretty sure it's already too hot to safely use, so back to the Organocide. Another year, another 5 gallons of fishy oil spray.

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    trippnface Well-Known Member

    Hve you thought about purchasing predator mites?

    much cheaper than equal pesticides, and safer & more effective I think.

    thse guys slay thrips and white flies

    that sucks man I have luckily not had to deal with russets yet, you in nor cal or so oregon?

    petert Well-Known Member

    I caught mine early last year too. It’s not just other growers. They can be brought in any number of ways.. they are everywhere. Birds, animals, other insects.
    I used wettable sulfur up to flowering ( cheap and effective) then switched to predator mights when flowering set in!
    I have a feeling I’ll be doing the same this year.

    petert Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. I’d spray very early AM or just before sun set. Leave it a day and follow up with a cold fresh water spray.
    The repeat at least once a week!

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    It says not to use if temperatures exceed 85F... So it's only relevant when applying?

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    I used predator mites as a preventative that does seem to stem the spread, but I do have a few plants with andersoni sachets that are showing damage... Can't expect them all to work, I guess. I doubt they're scoping and scooping a specific number to pack up, just some statistical average of mites per cc of vermiculite.

    I live in the Triangle.

    petert Well-Known Member

    Yes. Your best time to spray is just before sunset. If you are concerned about residue and you have the time spray at night and cold water rinse in the AM.
    There are people who think they are a death curse. But you can beat them down! I did last year and had a good harvest. Two years ago they killed me because I had never had them before. Catch them early and they are manageable!

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Ah. Typical spray rules.
    I am grateful for seeing them in June rather than August, like last year.
    I used Organocide to keep them knocked down, but I never truly beat them.
    I've seen folks turn to some foul stuff to eradicate them-- Forbid 4f, Avid, Judo, even.... That shit's not even legal here, but easy to skip over to Oregon to pick it up....

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Ffs, got spiders in the clones now, too....
    Whatever. Doesn't change the fact I'm already spraying...

    petert Well-Known Member

    Sulphur worked for me as well as GreenCleaner. It’s smothers the MFers!!
    When I get to the point I feel
    Uncomfortable spraying, like mid August I unleash the Andersoni whether i see them or not! They seem to stop the spread rather irradicate them..
    The other preventative I’d hope to try if I can get to the point of not having to spray is Green Lacewing larvae. They eat the shit out of spider mites, whiteflies and thrips. As they mature you can plant Dill, Fennel, cosmos and a bunch of other flowers to keep the adults around and laying their eggs in the cannabis.

    Dmannn Well-Known Member

    I have been dealing with unrelenting white flies. I have tried DE, neem, trifecta and insecticidal soap. Was recommended to this other stuff method 1-pps by a member on here, and gunna try tonight. If it doesn't work, and the plants start to suffer, i might have no choice to go to Tempo 1% powder and if all else fails Pyrethrum 1% powder. Not happy but, haven't lost all hope yet. I live in a small town surrounded by rice farms..not used to this area. I even was spraying early granted its not an all out infestation but, i am losing more fan leaves than i like right now.

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    My small plants absolutely hate it, even at half strength. Organocide is less problem-causing for me.

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