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Insects Are Hungry!
« on: January 24, 2012, 05:57:38 PM »
My exoerience with all things mango is miniscule, so perhaps my concerns are unfounded.  But this winter I am being hit hard with a variety of pests.
My mango has whitefly designs all over its leaves; the Asian Grey Weevil is omnipresent, lots of ants at the base of the tree and on the tree; and recently I have noticed tiny black seed-like specs on the undersides of some leaves.  I've attached a photo.
First, what are these black things and, second, should I be concerned about the other insects that have moved into the neighborhood?


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Re: Insects Are Hungry!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 11:56:06 AM »
I feel your pain.  The more I look at my trees, the more pest/disease issues I find.
I can't help too much, but I suggest you get rid of the ants (they help protect the sucking insects) and  spray insecticidal soap on the white fly.


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Re: Insects Are Hungry!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 12:24:59 PM »
I can't help with the ID....but I can confirm having seen this before.  I have had good success with Neem Oil spray to control it.  Mango trees of any size won't really be adversely affected by this. But if you have a young/small tree, it can prevent the tree from thriving.

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