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Author Topic: neem oil and pleiones  (Read 1638 times)


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neem oil and pleiones
« on: December 06, 2010, 01:28:14 PM »
hi there,

I'm looking for some advice on the use of neem oil for brevipalpus on pleiones. I'm not sure that I have an infection of them in my collection but it may be good to treat the bulbs occasionally whilst dormant anyway.
Can anyone describe the symptoms?
I've bought a small bottle of the oil from ebay and have been recommended to make up a 1% solution of this with water and to add some soap as a sufactant.
Is this correct? When is the best time during dormancy to spray? Can it be done anytime? Can I use ordinary soap?

Many thanks,

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Re: neem oil and pleiones
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 01:31:35 PM »
David, there is an existing thread which is relevant to this....

That thread is in the general BULB section so I suggest we keep furhter discussion of the neem subject there as it will apply to other "lumpy" plants as well!  ;D
« Last Edit: December 06, 2010, 01:33:45 PM by Maggi Young »
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