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Old 08-16-2011, 09:16 PM
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What is destroying my Purple Leaf Sand Cherry!!

Anyone point me in the right direction to what is happening here. Sorry for the bad picture. Purple Leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus Cistena). Dying out from the bottom up. Bug or sun damage?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:26 PM
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looks like leaf miners
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:33 PM
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looks like leaf miners
Is there a good solution?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:56 PM
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Talstar (bifenthrin) and horticultural oil.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:24 PM
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Great, thanks a lot!!
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:31 PM
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yup
that will do it
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:53 PM
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Problem is--the damage is irreversible. You will want to start early next season with periodic sprayings according to label of Neem Oil or use Merit (Imidachlorprid) as a foliage spray. These are systemic insecticides and will benefit a lot since the leaf miner is really difficult to control and sometimes has 4 broods per season.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:17 PM
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true that......
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:30 PM
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Systemic applications in the Spring... definately... soak it into the ground around the trunk and you should be good for the year...
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