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pest?
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:29 PM »
This is what seems to be growing in the candles of my white pine.
Any ideas what this is?
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 08:59 PM »
Hard to tell, even zoomed in.  Is it pine bark adelgid?  If so, a strong granular systemic may help.  I would check with a local extension office, if possible.
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 01:02 AM »
Same type of wholly aphid that also attacks cycads maybe?

How do Americans handle pests like aphids and scale insects? Do you guys prefer contact or systemic; I prefer to use systemic pesticides as a preventional measure and contact spray as a reactional.

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Re: pest?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 01:36 AM »
I will use a systemic and a contact just to make sure.
neem oil should kill these.. I hope. Its powdery an can be removed with just brushing it off. I do see a lot of fruit fly like bugs on the soil, but nothing on the actual plant.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 06:56 AM »
  When watering do you wet the whole tree or just the substrate? I would blast them with water and see what happens.
 Then hit them with a systemic. I use Bayer 3in1. It keeps all sorts of nasties away. It's easy to use. Just attach the bottle to the hose and spray.
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 07:38 AM »
I dealt with these guys all spring. Whenever I found them I hit them with the homemade bug spray (oil, soap,water, capful of alcohol) and then hosed off the fuzz. They are fast and jump quickly so you have to sneak up on them and have your spray bottle primed. I didn't see any damage, but they can apparently multiply quick and get out of hand.
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 01:46 PM »
I have an odd feeling that they maybe coming from the fertilizer in the soil. I do not see any weeping sap but it is possible that they could be attacking the root system, so I will add the systemic soon, first I will let the soil dry and see if its the rotting fertilizer pellets.
 

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 02:14 PM »
Hard to tell from that photo, but look into Pine Tip Moth.
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 09:23 AM »
This is what seems to be growing in the candles of my white pine.
Any ideas what this is?

Looks like adelgid.  I am not telling you, or  suggesting to you what you might do, but if I were faced with the same problem I would get a soft tooth brush and some denatured alcohol.   I would gently brush the stuff off starting at the base of the needles and lightly brushing outward, or upward.  I would make sure the brush was wet with alcohol.  Of course following any of my advise could be injurious according to others.
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2014, 09:48 AM »
It seems the systemic and the cold  killed it off, but thank you. People on here are nice, to me at least.
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 02:42 PM »
It seems the systemic and the cold  killed it off, but thank you. People on here are nice, to me at least.

Too bad you cannot return the favor???
 

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Re: pest?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 03:04 PM »
I will use a systemic and a contact just to make sure.
neem oil should kill these.. I hope. Its powdery an can be removed with just brushing it off. I do see a lot of fruit fly like bugs on the soil, but nothing on the actual plant.

Please don't.  This is something a simple pyrethrin spry will take care of.  Overuse of pesticides, including mixing the use of pesticides, lead to insects developing resistance to the pesticide and, even worse, ends up killing "good" insects, too. 

The soil bugs are an indication that your soil to too wet.