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Title: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: jtnguyen333 on July 01, 2019, 10:00:27 PM
I just planted my golden nugget 2 months ago.  Since then, there hasn't been any new growth.  The new growth that was there when I bought from the nursery is really struggling due to leaf miner.  (Just spray some spinosad a week ago. The owner of the nursery said don't fertilize for 2 months.  So yesterday I use half a cup of citrus & avocado gro-power on it.  From the pictures, can anybody tell me the macro or micro deficiency is?  Or is it a root problem?  I used the moisture meter to check if it is under-watered and reading is still moist.  Any advice is appreciated.
(https://i.postimg.cc/mhq8CPHL/IMG-20190701-184035.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mhq8CPHL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MnJ53g5g/IMG-20190701-184045.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnJ53g5g)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zLJj8W9j/IMG-20190701-184658.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLJj8W9j)
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: brian on July 02, 2019, 09:31:47 AM
Doesn't look bad to me.  My gold nugget has always had leaves a bit wrinkled and curly compared to my other trees.   

What are those little white dots on some of the leaves?  Some debris?  Or possibly Cottony Cusion Scale insects?

here's a picture of my golden nugget.  It is kind of neglected as I don't like this variety all that much
(https://i.imgur.com/5GvplkX.jpg)
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: sc4001992 on July 04, 2019, 07:06:44 AM
On you last photo showing the entire tree, is there damage on the bark skin of the taller trunk ? Not sure if its a glare from the sun or the trunk looks to be white on the right side (scraped) just above the bricks.
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: Bomand on July 04, 2019, 08:03:53 AM
Looks like a little cotton scale on some leaves.....or is it something photo generated? If its scale now is the time to get control of it.
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: Bomand on July 04, 2019, 08:08:13 AM
If it is scale it is very light...to get rid of it use a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol and wipe the leaves down....do it twice about 10 days apart. This should do it.
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: Millet on July 04, 2019, 11:25:18 AM
I did see some white dots on the leaves, check to see if they are insects.  All in all the tree looks healthy.
Title: Re: Gold Nugget curling and pale leaves
Post by: jtnguyen333 on July 15, 2019, 11:41:41 AM
thank you all.  The white dots are from the IV organic white wash that I used to white wash the trunk.  I will try the rubbing alcohol to get rid of the scale.