Organic control of Russet or Broad Mites:
Courtesy of Annica, Sweetland Garden Supply, San Juan Ridge
To 1 gallon of water add:
2 tbsp Bonide Sulfur
4 tsp hydrogen peroxide 30%
1-2 tsp of plant doctor (phosphoric acid)
Apply every 2-3 days — start in the plant’s transition stage
Add 5-10-5 food to this mixture once a week also.
The russet mites not only eat the plant but injects toxin into the plant also.
So this treatment plus weekly nutrients will both kill the russet or broad mites
and help the plant recover from this toxic infestation.
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