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mcoambassador

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Help: black scale on jaboticaba
« on: November 27, 2023, 10:36:01 AM »
I had an explosion of black scale appear on my yellow jaboticaba (M. Galzioviana) and was curious what I should do. I sprayed with Spinoza but that doesnít seem to affect these little buggers. Iíve read that rubbing alcohol can work but that it can damage some trees. Will it damage jabos? Thanks!





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Re: Help: black scale on jaboticaba
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2023, 11:13:29 AM »
I'll take them off by hand then high pressure hose em then hit with neem. Oils won't smother the hard scale but will kill younger stages.
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Re: Help: black scale on jaboticaba
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 11:51:51 AM »
If these are outdoor then all you usually have to do is stop the ants from farming them with a barrier like tanglefoot at the base of tree (not ideal to put the tanglefoot right on the tree due to asthetics). Provided that you have a healthy ecosystem then wasps, ladybugs, lacewings and parasitic wasps will take care of them. Try to encourage local predatory bugs by planting native flowers and avoiding systemic insecticides.

All my scales and meat bugs get stripped of my infested plants if I take them out in the spring.

 

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