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New Second Flush Occurring Now
« on: June 08, 2020, 10:12:50 PM »
An Alert:.....Several days ago I noticed the beginning of a new second flush on my citrus trees.  The first day I noticed it, I happened to have a hose in my hand.  Therefore, I sprayed all the new flushes with a semi firm water spray to knock off any insects.  Tonight I went around and sprayed them with a HO solution.  This kills all the insects (mostly thrips) that love to feed on the tender growth.  At this warm time of the year if these insects are left feeding on the new growth, the leaves will become deformed in wrinkly forms, and will remain in that condition for the rest of their lives.  To insure healthy looking new growth, this should be done every 2 or 3 days until the new growth obtains some firmness to the growth.