Spider Mites Close to Harvest
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:04 PM
B4 finding the mites my plants had approx 3 wks till harvest hense why I didn't use any sprays and went for Phytoseiulus predator mites,
Could the webs be from the Phytoseiulus???? If NOT how can I get rid of the spider mites ready for harvest??? Will a good Vacuum and a Wip down sort it out or will I ruin my plants. Please help me, I don't have much time left and I loosing my mind, Hoping I've not wasted months of Effort
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:56 PM
IF u feel the need to spray (not recommended at this stage) u can use a soap spray, yates have a product called natrasoap for spidermites and totally organic.
I reckon u just harvest as per usual, once the plant matter starts to dry the fuckers jump ship anyway.
Cant help with the predator mites as I have never used them.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:24 AM
first collect bout 20 mites and mush dem up in 100 mill of water
use a blender
now leave the mite water to brew at grow room tempeture for 10hrs
then strain out the mites so you dont block up the spray equipment
mix the 100 mill of strained mite brew with 10lt of pure water and spray it on the effected plants and grow room
then wave good buy to the mites
do not spray in full light
strictly spray early -->before the lights come on
late -->after they go off
never in full light
Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:06 AM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:54 AM
If I was to harvest with the Spider mite present is there a chance they're eat my bud while drying ??? coz i'd be gutted !!!
You'll do good and as told the mites piss off quick when the plants heat stops pumping all the 'sap' around.
Bio-Prevention using predators is the real answer. Mantra's from your garden and lady birds'. Look for them & you will find.
Sterilization following bad infestations is recommended.
yielkds ....IF u feel the need to spray (not recommended at this stage) u can use a soap spray, yates have a product called natrasoap for spidermites and totally organic.
This 'natrasoap' I'd recommend too but you so close to harvest just ride it out.
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