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SOAPS: A Detergent as a Pest Control For scale on a small number of plants soapy water and a toothbrush can be used effectively for spider mites; a soapy spray will control them for a while but will not eradicate them. A83-600 0
SOAPS: As Insecticides Detergents are as good as soaps; liquid soap is as good as dissolved chips from bar soaps, any popular brand of soap is as good (almost) as a commercial soap insecticide but they must be used with caution because a 2 percent solution can damage a wide range of (non-orchid) plants; a 1.5 percent (1.6 to 2,4 fluid oz. of soap per gallon) is effective; with forced spray a much milder solution is O.K. Wayne S. Moore; RMHThey are fatty acid salts and provide action against bacteria, fungi and organisms; some are toxic to certain insects and mites and others affect algae, lichens, liverworts. Ca81(4)-43 0
SOAPS: As Pesticides When fertilizing, for every 10 tablespoons of dry fertilizer one tablespoon of a biodegradable soap product is added to the proportioner solution and this prevents fungi and algae growth throughout and keeps plants spotless. A84-697 0

New Topics

  1. John Small asked question Which is correct? in category General Discussion
  2. Jean Seymour asked question Can someone give me the name of this orchid? in category Phalaenopsis
  3. Debbie Chase asked question Help to Identify Orchid in category General Discussion
  4. Colin Campbell asked question Unmatched Oncidium Alliance Orchid in category General Discussion
  5. Maria Delaney asked question Double spikes on oncidiums in category Oncidium Alliance

New Comments

  1. Debbie Chase commented on topic "Help to Identify Orchid " by Debbie Chase
  2. Tien Pham commented on member plant V. Yip Sum Wah 'Flame' by Tanya Lam
  3. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Can someone give me the name of this orchid?" by Jean Seymour
  4. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Spathoglotis plicata (Ground Orchid) by Frances LaVigne
  5. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant Grt. Rosy Jewel var. alba by Frances LaVigne
  6. Barry Mellefont commented on article "ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds" by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)
  7. Alex Maximiano commented on topic "Unmatched Oncidium Alliance Orchid" by Colin Campbell
  8. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Bc. Jairak Kiku 'Jairak kiku' by Frances LaVigne
  9. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant C. purpurata var. (flammea x sanguinea) by Carol Holdren
  10. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant Ascda. Kulwadee Fragrance by Frances LaVigne