With my multiple battles with pests last season I’m set on getting a good IPM. Currently, I’m still dealing with a thrip problem but I’ve finally broken the seal on Orthene and did the first treatment. I’ll be repeating this treatment two more times with two week intervals.
For Spring, I’d like to do a preemptive application. Odds are I’ll do an Orthene dunk since it’s been highly recommended but for the remainder of the season I’d like to ditch Orthene. Just from the smell alone I’m convinced Orthene is a main ingredient to one of the seven layers of hell.
In comes Overture 35. A Pyridalyl based product that apparently is the best thing for killing thrips. Especially, the Western Flower thrip. Not only that but it’s a bit nicer to everything else that’s not a thrip! Overture does say it can be used on ornamentals but I’m curious to know if anyone has experience with Pyridalyl on our plants?
Regardless of no one having experience or not I’m going to bite the bullet and test it on some worthless plants. Hopefully, it doesn’t kill any plants and I’ll have a much more safe rotation of chemicals. Spinosad (leans heavy on thrips but hits a few others), Overture (ultimate thrip damage), and something with Bifenthrin. I’ll keep Imidicloprid on hand as my true systemic.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5