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Old 08-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Systemic Miticide

So like the title says I need a systemic miticide that doesnt last longer than 30 days and will knock my mite problem back,waay back.

I'm at day 25 of flower on a 63 day strain so I need something relatively safe I dont want it to effect the herb at all, does something like this even exist?

I used azamax as a soil drench but it dam expense used a whole bottle for 50 gals and it doest seem to have done much at all.

The reason I want a systemic is because Ive got quite a few plants and spraying the undersides of the leafs would be a huge job.Anything that fits the bill come to mind?

any suggestions are greatly appreciated
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You got 2 spotted spiders? Or something else?

As far as systemics at this stage, I'd be leary, but... Imid (bayer fruit, citrus tree & veggie) might work on mites and has a 21 day to harvest. The tobacco industry uses it heavily.

If i got hit with spiders I think I'd first use mighty wash, then spinosad then the essential oils about 5 days apart. then do it agin if needed.

As far as the chore of gettin all those leaves ... had a grower tell me he buys new paint guns, like the ones for spraying cars, and uses essential oils like sns 217 or Ed's zero tolerance(Luckily haven't had to try, yet) and hooks er up to a compressor. Says it not only saves huge $$ over pump spayers and atomizers if your doin a big room but it also puts a mist everywhere and its real ez to get undersides.

If ya had the cash Pylon is the best. It's a translaminar not systemic, which would achieve your goals. At $450 a quart howver...
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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When I had mites I used a mix of the "big two" 1 week into flowering...Forbid 4F systemic and Floramite trans-laminar...never ever saw them again.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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ye Im almost at week 4 now so harsh stuff is outta the question.

this is hands down the worst mite problem ive ever had these are freakin super mites guaranteed the azamax soil drench did not do a thing waste of money nothing seems to touch em.I still would like to find something that I could water with as a preventative at the begining of veg

I got some botanics spray im going to use to keep em at bay hopefully till I chop then its extreme clean gotta wipe these fuckers OUT
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You got 2 spotted spiders? Or something else?

As far as systemics at this stage, I'd be leary, but... Imid (bayer fruit, citrus tree & veggie) might work on mites and has a 21 day to harvest. The tobacco industry uses it heavily.

If i got hit with spiders I think I'd first use mighty wash, then spinosad then the essential oils about 5 days apart. then do it agin if needed.

As far as the chore of gettin all those leaves ... had a grower tell me he buys new paint guns, like the ones for spraying cars, and uses essential oils like sns 217 or Ed's zero tolerance(Luckily haven't had to try, yet) and hooks er up to a compressor. Says it not only saves huge $$ over pump spayers and atomizers if your doin a big room but it also puts a mist everywhere and its real ez to get undersides.

If ya had the cash Pylon is the best. It's a translaminar not systemic, which would achieve your goals. At $450 a quart howver...
I think there two spotted ;two black spots on there back? looks like some dont tho
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Defintely some super mites out there. Probably a result of other growers only using one mode of action over and over and over....

Give Mighty Wash, Dead Bug Brew, and essential oils (SNS217 or Zero Tolerance) a shot. That Mighty Wash is pretty good shit, you'd be suprised and hopefully they're not resistant to it. Good luck!
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azamax works but dont kill anything instantly . they hang around and slowly die.
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high bro!

check out: dimethoat (active compound), availible as: roxion s from celaflor or neudorf and many others by diferent brandnames, ... the waiting period for decomposition of the dimethoat is 23/24 days (rather wait 30 days to be sure), ... worked fine for me (750 µl per litre if you use a 500g/l stock solution).

and yeah IF you gonna use it or other systemics, please remove all damaged foliage prior to using (so that the spider mites wont have a retreat area, which can't suck up enough for it to be effective), AND don't use it more than 2 times in a row to prevent resistance development in the spider mites population (best use a 2nd systemic in rotation or go for other insecticides, like pyrethroids, neem oils or even neonicotinoids...)

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So like the title says I need a systemic miticide that doesnt last longer than 30 days and will knock my mite problem back,waay back.

I'm at day 25 of flower on a 63 day strain so I need something relatively safe I dont want it to effect the herb at all, does something like this even exist?

I used azamax as a soil drench but it dam expense used a whole bottle for 50 gals and it doest seem to have done much at all.

The reason I want a systemic is because Ive got quite a few plants and spraying the undersides of the leafs would be a huge job.Anything that fits the bill come to mind?

any suggestions are greatly appreciated

I see you mentioning drenches to combat spider mites, although there are miticides that are systemic, none of them move through the xylem in a way that makes them drenchable sytemic through the roots to combat spider mites on the leaves...... systemic miticides, as a rule, dont work that way.

except Kontos but its more a preventative systemic

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Kontos™: The First Systemic Miticide
Twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae is one of the most destructive mite pests of
greenhouse-grown crops, and can become resistant to commercially-available miticides within
a short period of time if miticides are not rotated properly based on mode of action. The
miticides used by greenhouse producers to deal with twospotted spider mite populations have
either contact or translaminar activity.

Contact miticides include acequinocyl (Shuttle),
fenbutatin-oxide (ProMite), clofentezine (Ovation), hexythiazox (Hexygon), pyridaben
(Sanmite), bifenazate (Floramite), and fenpyroximate (Akari).

Those miticides with translaminar activity are abamectin (Avid), chlorfenapyr (Pylon),
spiromesifen (Judo), and etoxazole (TetraSan).

However, there has never been available a
truly systemic miticide. Well, this has changed with the introduction of KontosTM, which is
registered for use in greenhouses, nurseries, and interiorscapes. The product is labeled for
“control” of spider mites, aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, and whiteflies. The active
ingredient is spirotetramat (22.4% AI) and the mode of action is a lipid biosynthesis inhibitor
(Mode of Action Group No. 23). The restricted entry interval (REI) is 24 hours
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KontosTM is formulated as a soluble concentrate (SC) and is labeled for use on vegetable
transplants. KontosTM is a fully-systemic miticide and according to the label, the active
ingredient moves through the xylem (water-conducting) and phloem (food-conducting) tissues
with the active ingredient residing in new shoots and leaves. It is primarily active via ingestion
and may potentially reduce the fecundity (the rate at which a female produces ovaries) of
certain insect and mite females.
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mite it is important to apply the product preventatively or when populations are first detected
since KontosTM will not “control” or reduce heavy populations of twospotted spider mite.
http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/flor...pest_mngmt.pdf

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If you have a enclosed grow use no pest strips. Get a fan and set one on it in your grow over night. You will need to close your ventilation so it can build up. Let it set there as long as you can but ventilate before you reenter.
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any spinosad based product should work for you
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Defintely some super mites out there. Probably a result of other growers only using one mode of action over and over and over....

Give Mighty Wash, Dead Bug Brew, and essential oils (SNS217 or Zero Tolerance) a shot. That Mighty Wash is pretty good shit, you'd be suprised and hopefully they're not resistant to it. Good luck!
yea ive heard alot about mighty wash but isnt it expense and comes already diluted Ive got 110 plants iunder 4kw so I would need alot of mighty wash its a contact killer right?maybe ill get some to prevent them taking over the nugs and just spray it were I see mites cuz gettin the underside of all leaves inst an option.
Ill look into the SNS217 is it just essential oils?
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azamax works but dont kill anything instantly . they hang around and slowly die.
hopefully it knocks em back I have seen a few dead ones but I think that the person I got these super mites from uses azamax so they might be immune

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high bro!

check out: dimethoat (active compound), availible as: roxion s from celaflor or neudorf and many others by diferent brandnames, ... the waiting period for decomposition of the dimethoat is 23/24 days (rather wait 30 days to be sure), ... worked fine for me (750 µl per litre if you use a 500g/l stock solution).

and yeah IF you gonna use it or other systemics, please remove all damaged foliage prior to using (so that the spider mites wont have a retreat area, which can't suck up enough for it to be effective), AND don't use it more than 2 times in a row to prevent resistance development in the spider mites population (best use a 2nd systemic in rotation or go for other insecticides, like pyrethroids, neem oils or even neonicotinoids...)

good luck, n give them hell brovi
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Ill look into those,thanks

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I see you mentioning drenches to combat spider mites, although there are miticides that are systemic, none of them move through the xylem in a way that makes them drenchable sytemic through the roots to combat spider mites on the leaves...... systemic miticides, as a rule, dont work that way.

except Kontos but its more a preventative systemic







http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/flor...pest_mngmt.pdf

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so I possibly just wasted over 100 dollar on that soil drench? I would of thought it would go into the plants.

I'm wary of anything that says its ok for nuts and fruit because there assuming it gets washed off I dono given enough time Im sure there mostly ok who knows what it does when you smoke it though.used early enough Im sure most shit is fine in the end

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If you have a enclosed grow use no pest strips. Get a fan and set one on it in your grow over night. You will need to close your ventilation so it can build up. Let it set there as long as you can but ventilate before you reenter.
nah my room has cracks and stuff doubt the pest strip will work although dont have much to lose by trying. Is it a residual? will it affect the smoke at all?

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any spinosad based product should work for you
Is it essential oils like SNS217?
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spinosad sounds cool its like a bacteria or something seems like a good idea does it affect flavor at all not too worried about toxicity seems pretty safe.

does it work well ?
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Spinosad (Dead Bug Brew) works great although its not a contact i think they ingest and then die.

SNS 217 is just rosemary oil (for our purposes essemtial oils are derived from herbs like rosemary, cloves, thyme etc), while Zero Tolerance is a combo of that stuff. All essential oils will be very expensive that's why some people get the paint gun sprayer (like for painting cars) and hook up to a compressor. You'll use way less and it make it much easier to get a mist everywhere. Not sure if the pressure would effect the mighty wash negatively. You're looking at up to $100 for the essential oils depending which one (SNS 217 is prob most $) and about $50 for the mighty wash. And Spinosad is like free in comparison.
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