sooty mold

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by befnme, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    any one have good results with a particular product for the riding of sooty mold ?
     
  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Could you tell me what it is.
    Mike
     
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    black sootlike mold on crape myrtles
     
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the reply but i only do installs and no maintance.
    Mike
     
  5. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    sooty mold is caused by Aphids on the under side of the leaf, they climb to the top of the leaf to use the "bathroom" and leave this blackness on the top of the leaf. aphids are very small bright green oval shaped bugs-smaller than a baby ant. after the aphids are killed, you can spray the soot with liquid ivory soap in a hose end sprayer, let it sit a few mins and wash it off with water. repeat if needed.
     
  6. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thank you for the help. what is best to kill them ?
     
  7. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    not sure as i dont spray anymore but the label on the pesticide will say if you can use it on aphids.
     
  8. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    horticulture oil will kill the pest and loosen the mold
     
  9. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
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    but, you can't spray oil this time of year, can you?
     
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes there is a light or summer oil
     

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