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Post  bobby little on Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:36 pm

on my cork bark elm. have brushed it off previously but as suspected it came back. can't see it in my small library of books. sorry for the blurry nature of the second picture:



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Post  Guest on Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:49 pm

Scale insect my friend. I have discovered plenty on my trees this year. Squish the beggars and look out for smaller ones as well.

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Post  bobby little on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:03 pm

will baddeley wrote:Scale insect my friend. I have discovered plenty on my trees this year. Squish the beggars and look out for smaller ones as well.

is that the only tactic? I can't see the bleeders. Is there any scale insect napalm I can frag them with?
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Post  Mike Jones on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:42 pm

Lime Sulphur at 7 to 10-1 on a cotton bud works well as does meths. I squish it with my fingers and remove as much as possible then use LS as above.

My Siberian Elm gets it every year and with either of the above I have never had a problem.

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:47 am

Look for a systemic insecticide with the active ingredient Imidacloprid. It is listed for scale.
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Post  Mike Jones on Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:36 am

Elms can play up when systemics are used - and is not recommended by many experts. Your tree though.

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