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Location: Arid South Australia
Registered: January 2014

cycad infestation

Posted 2184 days ago

I have a cycad , about 15-20 years old and last year it got white specks all over it's leaves and it seems the 'adult' ones of these were black shells attached, mostly to the underside of the leaves. I have used white oil, soapy water and confidor as well as picking off each black shell by hand ... please help. The scale looking specks have migrated to a plant that touched this one




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Location: Lake Macquarie
Registered: February 2009

RE: cycad infestation

Posted 2171 days ago

I would take a sample down to your local nursery as soon as possible.
Of all the wonderful surprises in life, none is better than seeing that first shoot tear out of the earth and form into a wonderful plant and vegetable.. .