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Re: What is the best treatment/spray for azalea lace bug/azalea disease
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 4/4/2018, 10:59 am
well, the internet thing the kids are so crazy about nowadays
is full of potentially useful info so I would suggest that you google "lace bugs management control guidelines' and you will get a variety of alternatives both "natural" and "chemical". sometimes pest attacks may be associated with a plant that is already unhealthy or stressed with low resistance to pests and diseases---adequate nutrition, good drainage, etc. MAY help. most all chemical controls have potential hazards to both beneficial ("non-target") organisms and the applicator so READ THE LABEL and apply in accordance with the label directions.
FWIW, I was a licensed public pesticide applicator for over 20 years and I found out that reading and following the label directions of "chemical" pesticides REALLY helps and ALSO that (if at all possible) other forms of control should at least be considered either along with or in place of "sprays" for both short and long term control of pests AND the health and safety of the plants and other non-pest organisms (including you).
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
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