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Disease on Agave

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desert.rose
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Disease on Agave

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:10 am

I recently noticed a spread of these white dots on my agave, wondering whether anyone knew the best method to deal with this, and what the blight could possibly be. Thank you heaps!Image


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Re: Disease on Agave

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:13 am

Does it look like blight or like small animals/aphids? Is it dry or sticky? It's a bit small on the picture, can you post a close up?


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desert.rose
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Re: Disease on Agave

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:54 am

Sanna wrote:Does it look like blight or like small animals/aphids? Is it dry or sticky? It's a bit small on the picture, can you post a close up?


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Here is a closer look. They're not sticky themselves, they come off when you rub them. Sort of like a thick powder, but they're stuck onto this plant. I'm not too sure how else to describe it. I applied some white oil. Would you have any other suggestions?
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Re: Disease on Agave

Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:11 am

Is that only on one Leaf so far?

It looks like Aphids to me. Try to wash and carefully scrape them off. I usually also spray with a homemade Garlic Spray: 2 cups of water, 2 pressed garlic cloves and 2 tbsp liquid dish soap. Spray both plant and soil.


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Ava R.
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Re: Disease on Agave

Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:20 pm

I use soap water and epsom salt to get rid of my aphids. Then after spraying I put on a bit of cayenne pepper. Then wash.
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Re: Disease on Agave

Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:53 pm

Smart to use Cayenne Pepper. I might try that on some other bugs... do you rub it on the plants or spray it?


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Ava R.
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Re: Disease on Agave

Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:47 am

I just sprinkle it on them. It treats many different types of bugs.
desert.rose
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Re: Disease on Agave

Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:02 am

Ava R. wrote:I use soap water and epsom salt to get rid of my aphids. Then after spraying I put on a bit of cayenne pepper. Then wash.
Thank you for this.


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desert.rose
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Re: Disease on Agave

Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:04 am

Sanna wrote:Is that only on one Leaf so far?

It looks like Aphids to me. Try to wash and carefully scrape them off. I usually also spray with a homemade Garlic Spray: 2 cups of water, 2 pressed garlic cloves and 2 tbsp liquid dish soap. Spray both plant and soil.


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Not on one leaf. It's scattered over the plant on different leaves. I'll try what you suggested once I get some garlic. Thank you .


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