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Problem with my Lychee tree
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:39:58 AM »
Does anyone know what this is?




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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 08:09:53 AM »
Erinose Mites.  Has the State been in touch with you yet?
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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 10:54:28 AM »
Are you serious?

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 10:56:54 AM »
Yes, he is serious.
Donít rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 11:21:05 AM »
Do I need to cut the tree down?

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 11:25:41 AM »
No, reach out to the appropriate authorities.
There was some information posted here about the program to eradicate this that was recently started or is starting.
There is information on the correct course of action too.

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=39241.msg387881#msg387881
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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 12:25:24 PM »
Ok, thanks!

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2020, 02:32:18 PM »
Ok, thanks!

If you want a tree that produces fruit, you may want to cut it down and go with another type of fruit.  Either way, as you are near the hotbed of Erinose infestation, I would consult with the Florida Dept of Ag. on best course of action.
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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 04:46:42 PM »
I just set up an appointment with the Dept. of Agriculture. They are going to come out and inspect them and let me know what needs to be done. My biggest worry was that it could spread to my other fruit trees. The woman that I spoke to said that mite only attacks Lychee trees. I hate to lose them, they have been good producers the last few years. But if itís going to be an ongoing battle. I will probably replace them with something else.

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 04:49:51 PM »
This is a very beautiful tree, I hope that you will solve this problem.

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2020, 12:40:57 AM »
Sad that a good producer will need to be stressed.
That said, any chance you can keep and share a photo-log of the defoliation and other steps to rid your tree of this pest?

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 07:50:37 AM »
Sad that a good producer will need to be stressed.
That said, any chance you can keep and share a photo-log of the defoliation and other steps to rid your tree of this pest?

 I am not a gambling man, but I would bet money on it that the state's plans and procedures to "attempt" to rid the past will be nothing but searruction if trees and loss of lychee crops for at least a year or two for many growers.
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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2020, 11:15:00 PM »
Does anyone know what this is?





Any update from the state of what to do with your trees?
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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2020, 05:05:02 AM »
Stripping all the leaves and removing them from site worked for me. Havenít seen reappearance for over a year. Tree came back fine

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Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2020, 07:19:00 AM »
They were able to eradicate the mite twice before in previous decades. I was impressed when the inspector pulled out his cell phone and brought up a GPS map of individual trees across the state. The local inspector has good knowledge of the area.
Here on Pine Island where it has been present for a few years and some trees are heavily infested they got a crop last year was very good, this year OK, maybe a little less.

 

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