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by gardenmom32210 on June 03, 2005 03:49 PM
I had a minor problem with aphids but took care of it with soapy water. Now I have these brown spots...could they be damage from the aphids or is it something else?

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by weezie13 on June 03, 2005 10:08 PM
I can't really say...
*what it looks like, I've never had*

But sometimes, aphids are caused by....
Wrong growing conditions.....
Too much nitrogen......

Tell use how you're growing it?
ie; sunlight, watering, ferlizers, how old is it?
Did it give you a growing zone for that plant??
Or is the mulch up too close to the stem?

Weezie

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by LMT on June 03, 2005 10:20 PM
I like the soapy water trick, I use lemon scented and drizzle it straight out of the bottle then mist the tree (shrub, ground or whatever).

Pear Rust Mite? Maybe.

If you have a juicer, I'd juice a few cloves of garlic, add a table spoon or so of lemon scented soap and combine with water in a mister (like an empty 16-24 ounce fantastic or windex bottle) and mist the tree down and see if that doesn't arrest the development over the next couple weeks.
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by Longy on June 04, 2005 12:19 PM
That looks a lot like anthracnose. A fungal disease. It can be organically treated by a treatment with bordeaux sprayed 3 times 7 days apart. Don't spray when the flowers are open and spray again once the fruit has set. This is a common problem with mango too. It gets on the young fruit and they go black and drop off. Looks identical to what you have on the pear.

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by gardenmom32210 on June 04, 2005 02:37 PM
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I'd juice a few cloves of garlic, add a table spoon or so of lemon scented soap and combine with water in a mister
I've never tried garlic,thanks [thumb] I usually put a handful of dried arbol peppers with dish soap in a jug and let it stew. I put it in a mister and spray away! It works great on all of my plants,for all of the bugs [thumb]

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a treatment with bordeaux sprayed
Are you talking "The Wine"? Or is that the name of a product you DON'T drink? [dunno]

G-Mom [grin]
by weezie13 on June 04, 2005 06:35 PM
I thought the same thing G~mom!!! [Wink] [Wink]

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by LMT on June 04, 2005 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by gardenmom32210:
[QB] [QUOTE] I'd juice a few cloves of garlic, add a table spoon or so of lemon scented soap and combine with water in a mister
I've never tried garlic,thanks [thumb] I usually put a handful of dried arbol peppers with dish soap in a jug and let it stew. I put it in a mister and spray away! It works great on all of my plants,for all of the bugs [thumb]

Hot peppers are excellent. Their oil is an excellent solvent for sticky garlic oil as well. It's as if they are natural companions, they are on my garlic bread.

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by Longy on June 05, 2005 12:07 PM
a treatment with bordeaux sprayed
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LOL. It's also called "bluestone" and was discovered to be a natural fungicide in Bordeaux in France so was used on grapes. (Thus the Bordeaux you drink i guess). They're hard to mix up though. One's a blue powder, the other i assume to be red liquid. I'm sure it's available for you. Google "bordeaux fungicide" for a wealth of information. If it is anthracnose, and there is plenty of info on the google suggesting that pears are susceptible, i've found it to be a great preventive and cure. I have anthracnose probs on my mangoes in a wet summer.

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by gardenmom32210 on June 05, 2005 03:03 PM
I can't find "fungicide bordeaux" over here,so I'll just pick up a good all-purpose fungicide.

Thanks [kissies]

G-Mom [grin]
by Longy on June 05, 2005 03:15 PM
I'll just pick up a good all-purpose fungicide.
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try some copper-oxychloride then GM. Very handy for other more serious fungal problems, also good for coating vege seeds you collect yourself to store until next year. Though i still prefer bordeaux........the drink too;)

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