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Broad Mites in the garden are poison.

Written by on 6 April 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)  This destructive pest lives on a wide host range. Broad mites secrete and inject a toxic growth regulator into plants as they feed. The toxin causes twisted, hardened and distorted growth and terminal leaves and flower buds become malformed. The reason broad mites are such a problem is […]

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Root Aphids suck on your Roots

Written by on 1 April 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Instectary Root Aphids (Pemphigus populivenae)   Root aphids feed on the root system, sucking so much sap that the plants do not receive proper sustenance. Leaves turn yellow and little new growth occurs. They can move from plant to plant via the drainage holes in pots, or through irrigation water that drains from one […]

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Aphids will zap the sap out of your plants.

Written by on 1 April 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary Aphids  Aphids suck plant sap, which causes distortion of leaves and shoots and reduces plant vigor. As aphids feed, they produce sticky honeydew, which attracts sooty molds, and reduces photosynthetic capacity. Some species also transmit plant viruses.  Identification  Aphids are soft-bodied, pear-shaped insects, 1/16-1/8 inch long.  Most are wingless, but some have […]

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Whiteflies in your cannabis garden might make you cry..

Written by on 1 April 2022

  by Rincon-Vitova Insectary        Whiteflies are not flies but are related to honeydew producing pests like aphids, scales, mealybugs. They have piercing, needlelike mouthparts to suck sap from plants. Large populations can cause plant distortion, discoloration, yellow or silvering of leaves, leaves to fall off plants, and serious crop losses. Some whiteflies transmit viruses […]

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Ants in the garden are more then a pest.

Written by on 21 March 2022

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary Ants  There are more than 12,400 species of ants throughout the world. In California, there are about 270 species, but fewer than a dozen are important pests. Ants interfere with biological control.  Honeydew-secreting pests, like aphids, supply sweet food to the ants. In turn, ants protect the pests from beneficial insects that […]

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