Yeah! It's Bud Worm Season. Pics

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by CrazyChester, Sep 11, 2008.

    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    The Mendo Dope boys use a bug zapper to cut down on moths. If you are growing in your yard, you might want to look into that.
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I am 180 degrees from you. I have only seen a few really small worms, but I have had to chop lots of plants due to rot this year. It rained just about everyday this summer, so there was that.
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    jbcCT Active Member

    Congrats. Looks like you got the nutrients & water right. Looks like high on the nitro but I'm nuke man myself, I torch em just below point of leaf burn. On $100 bucks in seeds this year I'm multi pound. Love outdoor.

    jbcCT Active Member

    Yeah that's us outdoors. Fighting that good fight. Different parts of U.S diff problems same game.

    Connecticut summer this year, very little rain, cool temps. Shit October we're dry and low 80's, which blessed me, they got a way from me a little, working two jobs.....

    But after all they don't really need me, few cuts, little dis little dat......
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    SageFromZen Well-Known Member

    Instead of emblazoning your growing space with a toxic cloud try spraying your plants with BT from mid-veg through early bloom. I myself have only learned of this recently and am trying it on my crucifereous vegetables and I'm not seeing pincher bugs so I think there may some validity to the BT thing. Another fail-safe that I like to do every season is to dab Tanglefoot all around the base of each of my plants. Just above the cork line. Stops any and all crawlies and slimers from coming up your stalk and wreaking havoc.
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    gg2 Well-Known Member

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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    When bugs are really bad outside, I religiously spray a deterrent on the soil & trunk after every feeding. My favorite is a 50/50 mix of Monterey spinosad + Natural Guard insecticidal soap.
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    Warpedpassage Well-Known Member

    Alright folks, as promised.

    I thought this was from a a caterpiller but now i think its some sort of larvae from some fly. There were virtually no visible pests,and practically no real damage to foliage. Found one single fly at 8 weeks of flower. Picture of the fly to follow as well. No spider mites were observed, nor their telltale damage signs.

    At harvest most flowers looks great, but when breaking apart the bud you see what looks like very fine webbing.

    This is apicture a piece i submerged in water for a couple hours. The amber coloring appeared after submerging.

    In this pic you can kind of see that the "webbing" is resting on top of the trichome heads. This was from a plant 3 wks into flower.

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    In this picture you can see this substance beginning to encompass each calyx. With a vigourous flowering plant, calyxs will continue to stack, creating what looks like webbing inside the buds.

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    Next few are from dried flowers.

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    These were from a live plant.

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    Reeves Well-Known Member

    That's one of the reasons why Im growing in a greenhouse no pests at all. My last outdoor was infested as funk

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    Dreadfully dank dd

    Dreadfully dank dd Member

    I ended up harvesting and they turned out ok...some good, some meh. I took the ones in veg inside but I have gnats now. How can I get rid of them?
    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Try mosquito dunks disolved in water and use that to water the girls. I have not tried it but tried everything else, I've read they work well. I got so frustrated with the little fuckers I switched to hydro.... thank you gnats lol.

    medicman69 Well-Known Member

    Gnat nix works great.
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    It does!
    Mosquito bits work well for me. Same ingredient as dunks. If you don't want those little pieces of cork in your nutes you can get a liquid concentrate.
    I've used Microbe-Lift BMC in the past and it worked great. Only takes 4 drops to treat 5 gallons.
    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    I used a bug zapper last year and it did seem to help- there were a pile of dead moths underneath it anyway
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    ofound Member

    2017 was my second season growing outdoor. 2016, I had serious moth/caterpillar infestations that led to low yields. So, for 2017 I bought trichogramma eggs from Amazon. These little guys seemed to do the trick. Though the moths were still present and laying eggs, the trichogramma mostly got to them before anything hatched. By the time my seedlings go into the ground this year, if I don't see any trichogramma buzzing around, hunting moth eggs, I'll be re-ordering.

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