Originally Posted by Granger2
I'm not sure about these answers. It does take at least days to kill many of them. Treating more than weekly seems unnecessary to me, as long as your microbes are fresh and have been stored properly.
It's very important that, at least once, the entire root ball gets a good soak. Good luck. -granger
Originally Posted by moses wellfleet
Treating severe infestations with BB every four days works for me!
Botanigard didnt really put a dent in my RA problem and I wouldnt even consider my situation a severe infestation. I'm using a brand new bag of the stuff too.
I did full strength applications every 3 days and at least once a week, completely submerging the rootballs for a minute in full strength solution. Drowning in water seemed to kill more of them than the Botanigard itself. I did this for several weeks
Finally, I ended up buying a small bottle of Azera (pyrethrin+azadirachtin, OMRI) and did another rootball soak for at least 1 minute each per plant. Havent seen a Root Aphid since and my plants/root health are starting to recover nicely. I'm going to continue doing weekly drenches with the botanigard for maintenance until the bag is used up.