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Post by martino on 16th May 2013, 02:03

does anyone know what is a good product to use to kill spider mites and white flys on roses????? heard eco-oil suppose to be good???

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Post by jordan71 on 16th May 2013, 07:03

try neem oil
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Post by RosyTeesh on 16th May 2013, 15:41

Yes eco oil and also eucalyptus oil and water Smile
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Post by paulh on 16th May 2013, 22:22

martino wrote:does anyone know what is a good product to use to kill spider mites and white flys on roses????? heard eco-oil suppose to be good???

I use wettable sulphur with spreadmax for spider mites if it's just a mite problem, it's good fo Powdrey Mildew as well.

As for white flies for me I would use Malathon, if you are having a problem with both pests at the same time, just go with Malathon with spreadmax.
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Post by neptune on 16th May 2013, 22:40

Paul, where did you get the spreadmax from?
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Post by paulh on 16th May 2013, 23:45

neptune wrote:Paul, where did you get the spreadmax from?

Thanks Neptune, I got the Spreadmax from Masters Hardware, I did look in Bunnings at the time, the team member told me that they didn't sell it. However, while in Bunnings Mindarie/Clarkson 2 weeks ago upon they little sellout table near the umbrella section, there were about 7-8 bottles of Spreadmax, what tha. going for from memory about $4 a bottle, where I paid $10. Obviously they were getting rid of them because they can't sell them. The probably don't have the knowledge about this product to recommend it.
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Post by Ausrose on 30th May 2013, 16:07

I have used some pretty heavy insecticides in the past on red spider mite such as Vertimec with success. Recently I was listening to Graham Ross (Better Homes and Gardens fame) on 2GB and he recommended Natrasoap which is said to be environmentally friendly so I decided to give it a go. I'll be interested to see how it performs.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 30th May 2013, 16:26

Funny you mention Vertimec Doug, many tears ago we used the Mectin family drenches for cattle and sheep in the glasshouses for mites, it is/was registered for use in NZ.
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Post by Ausrose on 30th May 2013, 20:19

Some years back a salesman at Elders Windsor told me about a drench that was very similar to Vertimec and a lot cheaper.

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