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Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

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Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

Post by Ausrose on 30th August 2013, 19:27

Today I was having lunch under the alfresco over admiring a number of roses in potts  were clothed in red foliage. As a result of the unseasonal hot weather in western Sydney my roses are shooting far in advance of what has been usual. As I looked at the roses I noticed a number of wispy strands of webs flowing on the breeze.The dreaded red spider mite has come early.


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Re: Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

Post by neptune on 30th August 2013, 21:28

Sorry to hear that , Doug......saw my first ones last year.....each season something new.....grrrr.!
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Re: Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

Post by Ausrose on 1st September 2013, 08:52

A debilitating pest red spider mite if not dealt with it will defoliate roses which retards growth and exposes them to sunburn. In the past I used a number fairly heavy chemicals these days I prefer to use the more environmentally friendly vegetable oils and Natrasoap.

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Re: Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

Post by Dimity Cottage on 2nd September 2013, 13:43

Have you tried ECO Organic Garden's - (Predatory Mite) PETE - you get 1,000 Adult Mites to help get rid of those nasty things. I have just ordered mine along with a few others & some seed to throw around to grow a home for the Good Guys.
Good Luck with it.
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Re: Red Spider Mite Arrives Early

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 2nd September 2013, 16:40

Hawkesbury Ag College(NSW) used to sell them, mites, some years back and they were grown on beans.
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