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jvanvliet
08-29-2011, 06:01 PM
Another pest has invaded paradise. This time it's from Texas and is attacking our Sabal palms & Date palms. Treatment is expensive. Read more by following the link below.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/money/082911-Palm-Tree-Killer-bacteria

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp163

Ric
08-29-2011, 06:17 PM
Another pest has invaded paradise. This time it's from Texas and is attacking our Sabal palms & Date palms. Treatment is expensive. Read more by following the link below.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/money/082911-Palm-Tree-Killer-bacteria

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp163

jvan

You are a little behind the times. This has been around for over a year now.

Florida Gardener
08-29-2011, 06:45 PM
jvan

You are a little behind the times. This has been around for over a year now.

What he said

billslawn89
08-29-2011, 07:43 PM
ya, i seen it on tampa news today, and remember hearing about it before. i am not sure, but i think one of my clients had that happen to a sable palm earlier this year...all fronds turned brown and fell off and he had it cut down.

jvanvliet
08-30-2011, 07:06 PM
First I heard of it... I'll try and stay on top of things.

South Florida Lawns
09-06-2011, 12:17 AM
I was just talking to a friend today about it, he has some 50 trees to treat this week and said 3 injections are needed per palm for treatment.

Its bad in my area, one development is losing trees at an alarming rate and they continue to go untreated. Guess the guys that maintain figure the trees lack in Mg. little do they know what thy're really dealing with.

jvanvliet
09-06-2011, 03:17 PM
They need oxytetracycline, an antibiotic. The stuff is expensive. If you can get it, it'll be good money in your pocket and still cheaper than replacing a mature Date Palm.

olive123
09-12-2011, 07:46 PM
one of the preventions is to treat the turf areas around where the palms are, they find the hoppers rest in these areas.

olive123
09-12-2011, 07:49 PM
SFL, texas decline has not been found this far south yet. I have been hearing about it for about 5 years now but nothing so far. Lots of fusarium decline on queens though

jvanvliet
09-13-2011, 07:44 PM
SFL, texas decline has not been found this far south yet. I have been hearing about it for about 5 years now but nothing so far. Lots of fusarium decline on queens though

Ganoderma sulcatum is epidemic in my neck of the woods (Palm Beach County). The Queens die, hackers come, cut them down breaking open the conks and spreading the spores to neighboring trees. One community has had a 30% loss and more to come. No known cure I'm aware of other than an application of copper sulfate prophylactically.

olive123
09-13-2011, 08:15 PM
you should look to go to some of the palm tree symposiums that ifas puts on, very interesting. They dole out all the info that they have on palms new and old. Monica elliot and her hubby are usually there. These are the people that discovered what the deficiencies in palms are. Mn, mg k etc. Really great work.

jvanvliet
09-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Thank you, I'll look into it. I go here http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/ & dig around?

olive123
09-16-2011, 02:09 PM
yes sign up and they will mail you events. Dont forget to get your GI-bmp
license also you will need it to apply fert. in 2014!