Of the genus Coccoidea, Kokkini is a particularly feared parasite of gardeners because it attacks both vegetable plants and other garden plants, fruit trees and houseplants. And once white flours, flours, or scales (black shells) are established, they are difficult to remove and tend to spread. It is therefore necessary to act quickly for the benefit of your plants once the infection has been reported. Learn about the plants that are the target of these harmful insects and their risk, but also the symptoms of infection and natural solutions to eliminate them in an environmentally sound manner.
What are the risks of powdery mildew infection and endangered plants?
These biting insects seek the juice of our green plants, trees and shrubs. They can attack leaves, stems, roots, stems or branches, and the fruits of plants. This then has an effectweaken your plants and change their proper development, even to kill them. This can also be found in fruit trees and vegetable garden plants jeopardizes the harvest in the absence of treatment. In addition, these little beasts secrete honeydew, which attracts mushrooms. They can therefore cause soot to appear. However, this cryptographic disease leaves a black layer on the plants and further slows their growth.
The plants in danger are as many fruit trees as succulents, ornamental shrubs, and indoor plants if the latter is too moist and poorly ventilated. Food losses should be monitored in particular:
Citrus fruit, vines and fruit trees (apple, fig, etc.)
– Oleander and oleander
– Cacti and succulents
– Hydrangea, Bougainvillea or Hibiscus
-And so on.
How to identify flour root infection?
Do you suspect an attack but want to know for sure? Here are some unmistakable signs:
-Appearance of small insects in leaves, especially in veins or junctions when you have good eyes
– From white sticky or floury lumps of cotton (insects hide below)
-Small waxy caps or brown shells
-Off viscose and sticky honeydew in the droplets secreted by this insect after eating the juice of the plant (it attracts ants)
– The leaves turn more and more yellow and the young shoots are distorted
– Flowering has stopped
-The body dries and its shell cracks
-A a black layer will appear (nokihome).
If you recognize these symptoms, do not delay handling the plant as it can quickly contaminate the rest of the garden. If the plant in question is too damaged, it may be necessary to burn the most contaminated parts or even the entire plant. Never add it to the compost bin. at risk of contaminating the compost. If the plant can still be saved because it is not too contaminated or dead, test the natural solutions below, which are as effective (if not more effective) as the garden center’s plant protection products.
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