Ravageurs & maladies/Pests & diseases

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Insects

Pest Remedy

aphids
Aphids

damsel buggreen lacewingladybug
Spearmint repells
Tomato Leaf Tea (boil and let steep over night)
beetlesBeetles rue
Rue (Ruta graveolens) repells
caterpillarCaterpillar wasptrichogramma
Wasp Trichogramma
codlingmothCodling moths  redstickyballs
Red sticky balls(put under the benches, close to intake vents, near windows and doors)
 fireantsFireants Corn meal
fruitfliesFruitflies redstickyballs
Red sticky balls(put under the benches, close to intake vents, near windows and doors)
Insects in general Neem tree (Azadirachta indica): neem leafs in blender with water; add dash of soap
Soap spray: Mix 2-1/2Tbsp vegetable oil + 2-1/2Tbsp dishwashing liquid + 1 gal water. Spray again after 5-7 days; spray backside of leafs; don’t spray in sun and while it is hotter than 32degC/90deg F
Pyrethrum is derived from chrysanthemums. It is a broad-spectrum insecticide that affects the insects’ nervous system.
Rotenone, which occurs naturally in the seeds and stems of several plants, is a broad-spectrum insecticide and piscicide. Do not use it near any fish you have in a greenhouse pond or aquaponic system.
Horticultural oils are refined petroleum or vegetable oils that work by smothering pests.
mites
Mites (Amblyseius californicus, Phytoseiulus longipes)
spidermites
Spidermites
mothsMoths Rosemary, Thyme , Wormwood repells
scaleScale aphylismelinus
Wasp Aphytis melinus
cabbagebutterflyWhite cabbage butterfies Mint repells
whitefliesWhiteflies encarsiaformosa
Wasp Encarsia Formosa
yellowstickytraps
Yellow sticky traps (put under the benches, close to intake vents, near windows and doors)
whitegrubs
White grubs: White grubs are the larvae of various types of scarab (or chafer) beetles.
nematodes
Nematodes are applied with a lot of water
dustinmizer
Diatomaceous earth is applied by dusting the area with a Dustin Mizer in dry weather (the DE is piercing the skin of the grubs so they die of dehydration

Diseases

Disease Remedy
Powdery mildew
powdery mildew
Spray made from 2 Tablespoons milk in 1 cup water.