Category: Orchid Doctor

ANTS: Attracted by Aphids

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Control the aphids and the ants disappear. A72-807; in Florida, when ants appear check for scale, mealybugs or aphids. DK12 Read More

ANTS: Controls

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Chlordane is the best control; its toxicity is twice that of malathion and it penetrates skin. A68-583; A76-14; use chlordane or submerge pot in water for 10 to 15 minutes. F78-66; most ant sprays ... Read More

ANTS: How to Kill in Cymbidium Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Ficam-W dust is better than Chlordane and less toxic. A79-910 Read More

ANTS: In Cattleya Pots

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Control with five percent Chlordane dust applied around the base, etc. A75-500; use 2 ttpg.50% Diazinon. A80-630 Read More

ANTS: In Plants Summered Outside

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Kill with Chlordane if you can get it; be sure its formulation is for plants. A74-502 Read More

ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Spray around the "nest" and base with Chlordane WP, A71-249 Read More

ANTS: Proper Use of Chlordane to Kill Ants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Use one ounce of the 75% liquid concentrate in three gallons water and spray monthly all over plants, benches, inside walls. A72-807 Read More

APHIDS: Characteristics and Controls

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They feed on buds and flowers, are common on cymbidiums; winged forms can reinfest continually so systemic insecticides which last a month are preferred; use dimethoate (Cygon), Meta-systox and Tem... Read More

APHIDS: Control by "lady Bugs"

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They will not control an infestation. A74-708 Read More

ACID OR ALKALINE: Changing the Values

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Various means can be used: tufa, a limestone form, can be added to paphiopedilums from limestone cliffs; bark composts acidify with age; peatmoss, pine needles, oak leaves in the mix produce acidit... Read More

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