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Tar spot maybe???


 
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MargeSimpson
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Tar spot maybe??? Reply with quote

Hi all
Maybe you can help me ID this problem that has appeared on my Ficus kinky. Over the weekend I just cut off the leaves that showed any signs of disease.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like scale insect to me MargeSimpson. The hard black lumps are the insects hard shell. Most typical indoor greenfly sprays will shift them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marge, I put together an post on scale insect control for you here..... Scale insects.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GPI. I started looking at the post while eating my breakfast, so I had to close it down. I couldn't face it, so I'll have a read later.
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