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Old 04-05-2003, 07:44 PM
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"Adrian Jones" wrote in message
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Does anyone know what can be used to control vine weevil on plants in open
ground?


There's a parasite you can use in warm weather later on. Trade name is
Nemasys. iirc there's info in the group's FAQs

Rod




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Old 04-05-2003, 07:44 PM
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On Sun, 04 May 2003 16:46:35 +0100, StormCrow
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I've discovered these on my Bay can anyone identify what they are and
how do I get rid of them.


Scale insects are common on bay.
I had the same problem and found that rubbing them off with fingers
then spraying with warm soapy water got rid of most. Time consuming
but best if you are using the leaves in cooking. Just check the plant
regularly thereafter.


Pam in Bristol
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Old 04-05-2003, 10:56 PM
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A solution of Armillotox every 10 days will deal with Vine weevil BUT BE
QUICK TO BUY SOME as the wonderful EU are banning it
blithering idiots they know nothing


"Adrian Jones" wrote in message
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Does anyone know what can be used to control vine weevil on plants in open
ground?

"Rod" wrote in message
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For a plant in a container and not used for food then Bio Provado sold

for
Vine Weevil control will see 'em off. Must
not be used on plants in open ground or on edible plants.
If it isn't too big then brushing the pests with meths on a small soft

brush will do it.




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Old 05-05-2003, 01:44 AM
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I'm no expert but I think they are scale insects; there are a dozen or so
varieties. Google came up with lots of info, but that's up to you to wade
through. To summarise my findings briefly though, scrape 'em off with
a toothbrush ( you may need to do this several times ), or use a systemic
insecticide that gets taken up by the plant ( contact insecticides are
ineffective with this bug ). Provado was mentioned as an insecticide.

Andy

"StormCrow" wrote in message
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I've discovered these on my Bay can anyone identify what they are and
how do I get rid of them.
I tried some rose clear on them about a week ago but it doesn't seem
to have had much effect on them, should I keep using it or is there
something else I can use

http://www.geocities.com/stormcrowuk/bug.html

Thanks




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Old 05-05-2003, 02:08 PM
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In article , Alison [email protected]
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"bnd777" wrote in message
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A solution of Armillotox every 10 days will deal with Vine weevil BUT BE
QUICK TO BUY SOME as the wonderful EU are banning it
blithering idiots they know nothing

You are joking!!!!!!! We use it all over the place cos it's supposed to be
so environmentally sound - black spot prevention, moss killer, general
disinfectant for pots, secateurs etc. I've found it to be so good that we
buy in big 5 litre cannisters.


I find it hard to believe that something which is effective over such a
wide spectrum is environmentally sound. If it kills so many of the
things you want to get rid of, how many other things is it killing? It
worries me.

--
Kay Easton

Edward's earthworm page:
http://www.scarboro.demon.co.uk/edward/index.htm


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Old 06-05-2003, 02:23 AM
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"Kay Easton" wrote in message

I find it hard to believe that something which is effective over such a
wide spectrum is environmentally sound. If it kills so many of the
things you want to get rid of, how many other things is it killing? It
worries me.

Gotta be a very blunt instrument indeed. Tools etc OK but soil? Probably looks like a miracle the first few times. My
guess would be that very many years of sustained use would turn the soil into a lifeless medium which would stop a plant
falling over and would hold some water and do little else.
Sorry I don't believe in magic.

Rod




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