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Leaf miners on my mandarin
« on: November 03, 2020, 02:04:51 PM »
And I dont care... 


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Re: Leaf miners on my mandarin
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 02:45:56 PM »
Spaugh, your tree is big enough so you can safely not care.

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Re: Leaf miners on my mandarin
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 02:51:18 PM »
It wasnt big when it was planted.  I have 4 more very young trees with CLM on them and also dont care.  Also a few other larger trees.  They all have it and are fine. 

 They only get clm on some of the flushes throughout the year.  The ones that happen during times of the year when CLM is not active harden off and are unaffected.  The summer flush that gets hit doesnt look great but its fine.  Its not going to hurt the tree.

I actually have spinosid Ive used once or twice laying around.  If anyone wants it, Ill put it in a box and send it to you.  Just cover the postage.  Ill never use it.  My neighbor with 10 acres of citrus also not spraying for anything.
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Re: Leaf miners on my mandarin
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 03:53:01 PM »
I have about 15 trees like that & two 25 ft grapefruit trees. Never bothered with the miners.

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Re: Leaf miners on my mandarin
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 11:27:06 AM »
Yep.....its the small young trees that can be severely effected by it......a big tree like that has so many leaves...it can easily spare a few to CLM.
I havent sprayed much this year in Perth and as yet...they dont seem to be around...which i find strange.....they usually appear with the spring flush.

 

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