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# 262093 5-Jan-2020 12:25
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Ok

 

 

 

My garden is overrun by white fly and my homebrew methods haven't made a dent

 

 

 

So I went on the Yates site

 

 

 

yates<dot>co<dot>nz/problem-solver/problems/whiteflies/

 

 

 

and i see this

 

 

 

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Which seems dodgy

 

 

 

And yes i am clearing caches and running antivirues etc on my machine





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  # 2385346 5-Jan-2020 12:32
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I see the same thing. It looks like their S3 bucket has been compromised.  The image 'White-Fly-sml.jpg' has been replaced with the btc spam.


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  # 2385348 5-Jan-2020 12:33
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Yes very dodgy I would contact the website owner


 
 
 
 


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  # 2385361 5-Jan-2020 13:03
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Same

 

Yates Confidor does Whitefly but I see at https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/100594129/more-pesticides-to-be-pulled-from-shelves   that there is an issue with bees

 

I have them in my front hedges, causes Sooty Mould, which while harmless is unsightly and too much will stop leaf exposure to the Sun.

 

Google whitefly spray nz  but I guess you have already been there done that. Maybe ask a garden centre?




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Its mainly in the glass house, i need to spay, so i am using some pyrethrium based stuff, we'll see how effective it is in the next few days

 

 

 

And regarding the website i flicked them a facebook message, as i was  a tad paranoid about spending more time on the site





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  # 2385373 5-Jan-2020 13:58
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tdgeek:

 

Same

 

Yates Confidor does Whitefly but I see at https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/100594129/more-pesticides-to-be-pulled-from-shelves   that there is an issue with bees

 

I have them in my front hedges, causes Sooty Mould, which while harmless is unsightly and too much will stop leaf exposure to the Sun.

 

Google whitefly spray nz  but I guess you have already been there done that. Maybe ask a garden centre?

 

 

sooty mould is terrible, and decimated half my grizzelinia hedge - we ended up having to top them by 2/3 and massively cutting back the surrounding area to get it under control and let new growth happen





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  # 2385380 5-Jan-2020 14:36
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antoniosk:

 

tdgeek:

 

Same

 

Yates Confidor does Whitefly but I see at https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/100594129/more-pesticides-to-be-pulled-from-shelves   that there is an issue with bees

 

I have them in my front hedges, causes Sooty Mould, which while harmless is unsightly and too much will stop leaf exposure to the Sun.

 

Google whitefly spray nz  but I guess you have already been there done that. Maybe ask a garden centre?

 

 

sooty mould is terrible, and decimated half my grizzelinia hedge - we ended up having to top them by 2/3 and massively cutting back the surrounding area to get it under control and let new growth happen

 

 

Lost my post can't have submitted. Our Corokia hedge has it bad but it still grows well on top and on sides, but a hedge trim can leave the sides of some terrible. I plan to spray, then after a few days, spray with warm water with dishwash. Do again an hour later to continue softening the honeydew, then blast it off with the hose. The other day I gave a sample a blast with the hose after doing nothing and a bit came off, so a double dishwash should be of benefit. 

 

Below is the key I think, flowers to bring in beneficial insects, then they will be in food heaven. My hedges that are affected have no nearby flowers, so thats probably a hint of why its there. Ill plant a small 2 foot square array of small flowers soon as well. We have other hedges out back, landscaped, flowers, no whitefly.

 

Plants great for attracting beneficial insects include:

 

 

Alyssum
Angelica
Bergamot
Borage
Basil
Brassica Flowers (the flowers of cabbage, kale, etc.)
Foxglove
Fruit trees such as apples, cherries, peaches, plums, and citrus trees. Crab apples are particularly good as their flowers last for quite a long time.
Hyssop
Lupins
Phacelia
Parsnip (If you let some flower)
Parsley flowers
Soft fruit such as: Blackberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries Blueberries, and Strawberries
Queen Anne’s Lace
Nepeta spp. (Catmint, Catnip, Six Hills Giant, etc)
Rosemary
Roses (provided the insects are able to access the stamens)
Thyme

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2385389 5-Jan-2020 14:55
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tdgeek:
Plants great for attracting beneficial insects include:

Alyssum
Angelica
Bergamot
Borage
Basil
Brassica Flowers (the flowers of cabbage, kale, etc.)
Foxglove
Fruit trees such as apples, cherries, peaches, plums, and citrus trees. Crab apples are particularly good as their flowers last for quite a long time.
Hyssop
Lupins
Phacelia
Parsnip (If you let some flower)
Parsley flowers
Soft fruit such as: Blackberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries Blueberries, and Strawberries
Queen Anne’s Lace
Nepeta spp. (Catmint, Catnip, Six Hills Giant, etc)
Rosemary
Roses (provided the insects are able to access the stamens)
Thyme


I would add:
Polygala ‘Little Bibi’ (has Purple Flowers)
Hebe Purple Flower

My local bumble bee's and honey bee's love these two plants





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  # 2385573 5-Jan-2020 19:14
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Confidor is great, stock up if you can find it. Greenhouses are great for growing food and pests. Mavrik works sometimes.

 

 

 

Plants that deter pests work much better than I would have expected. I grow a couple of kinds of flowers just for that, Marigolds and something else.


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Morgenmuffel:

 

Its mainly in the glass house, i need to spay, so i am using some pyrethrium based stuff, we'll see how effective it is in the next few days

 

 

 

And regarding the website i flicked them a facebook message, as i was  a tad paranoid about spending more time on the site

 

 

 

 

I use Ripcord Plus. It seems to work pretty well and can be directly applied. Label says can be directly applied to food crops at low concentrations - at least in an industrial setting.

 

https://crop-solutions.basf.co.nz/preview/f/product/59dff47e2c5c152abf87571f/Label_RIPCORD_Jun2013.pdf




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Ok update, got a reply from yates saying they have fixed the problem

 

 

 

And the pyrethrium based stuff has knocked the white fly back a bit, i'll give it another hot later on today





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