MILLIPEDES: Controls

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Drench with 1 ttpg. Diazinon WP. A77-995; drench lightly with Chlordane 45% concentrate at one fluid oz. per two gals, water. A71-1102
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MILLIPEDES: Are They Beneficial? The best plants came from a corapot in which four of them thrived; maybe their excrement is utilized by the seedlings. OIE-86Dec-15 0
MILLIPEDES: Characteristics and Controls They feed on decaying organic matter, sometimes they feed on roots, especially of seedlings; their presence causes the media to break down early; use a pot drench of Diazinon; it has no phototoxicity in California. AH10They live mainly on dead plant materials but on occasion have damaged seedling roots; they need moisture to survive and thrive; northern greenhouses are good for them; if necessary, spray with diazinon or give the pots a drench with it. AH86-61; A83-614 0
MILLIPEDES: Control in Potting Media Use 2 ttpg. Diazinon 25% liquid concentrate applied as spray. A73-409; use Diazinon definitely; the wettable powder (WP) form is less likely to cause harm to plants at 2 ttpg, A79-4 0
MILLIPEDES: Damage Done Millipedes do not harm plants. A76-14 0
MILLIPEDES: Not Considered a Major Pest Probably they are most attracted to the moisture in pots or the humidity in trays but they can easily be controlled with Malathion. A83-816 0

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