Re: [gardeners] Our beautiful October garden

Bargyla Rateaver (
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:40:45 +0100

white fly or alnost any such pest is almost always due to a lack of something
or several "somethings' in the soil. If the soil is adequate, there should
not be any such a pest.

Also, there shoudl NEVER be any charge from any one in the state or county ag
dept.  People pay taxes to support the whole burden of such employees, and
ALL kinds and levels of info have to be free.

penny x stamm wrote:

> Ron, the chief entomologist of the State of California (I believe I
> have given him his proper title) is named Baldo Villegas. It just
> so happens that he is a fine friend, and we are currently in conversation
> on the subject of how to rid a California garden of white flies.
> Baldo's answer is:  get rid of the hibiscus.
> There are apparently a number of varieties of white flies, and each
> one would require a different chemical or you would be wasting
> your time. This entails bringing a leafy sample complete with
> tell-tale white flies in to your Cooperative Extension for identification
> (generally not free of charge), and from there they could try to
> suggest what to use, no promises.
> You will have to weigh your desire to keep the hibiscus against your
> despair of the white flies.
> Penny, NY
> .
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Bargyla Rateaver