Living Off The Grid
Please log in to join our conversations


Self Sufficient & Environmentally Sustainable Living
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» New an very interested
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:44 am by Mud Springs

» DIY solar and wind
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:11 am by papitohead

» Hello from Puerto Rico
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:41 pm by papitohead

» Hello, From the USA
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:28 am by AClarino

» Hello from the UK
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:33 am by Tribeof5

» How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:29 am by Arhsub

» My Little Intro.
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:26 am by Arhsub

» Hello from California!
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:52 am by Lower48Doc

» Swedish Massage
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:23 pm by Alden321

Ad
Affiliates
September 2014
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
CalendarCalendar
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Ad
Affiliates
Most active topics
General Chat
What did you harvest today?
Buying a grid connect solar system. Who do I go through?
Planting for a Winter crop
Talk to me about Finger Limes
Pickled Cucumbers
Where Do You Live?
Hello I'm new and introducing myself
Carrot, Beetroot & Fig Salad
Soil Too Alkaline - How to Acidify it? (Increase the PH Levels)
Share | 
 

 How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Tallula Belle



Posts: 76
Join date: 2012-02-28
Age: 37
Location: Australia

PostSubject: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:29 am

As the title says.

I have tahitian lime, lemon meyer and orange navel trees and I am getting a lot of sooty mould on the lemon tree and the orange tree. The lemon tree is small but produces fruit. The orange tree used to produce fruit but it's lacking nutrients these days. What do they love?

And how do I get rid of the bloody sooty mould?

flower
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.livingoffthegrid.com.au
BlueSkyBee



Posts: 20
Join date: 2012-03-01
Age: 39
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

PostSubject: Re: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:21 pm

If you have sooty mould it means your plants have scale insect which is sucking the sap out of your trees, then the scale insect exudes a sugary honeydew which the sooty mould then grows on.

So. you need to suffocate the scale insect by using Pest Oil which you dilute in water and spray on. Best done in the evening or on an overcast day or some scorching of the leaves can occur.

Scale insect usually indicates the plant is under stress for some reason, it can be too dry, or the plant could be diseased or simply hungry.

Citrus are gross feeders, and do not like anything around their root zone, as they have fairly surface feeder roots. Best thing for cirtus is to remove any grass out to the drip zone (edge of where the leaves cover) and mulch heavily. They love nitrogen, so try to get males of the house to pee around the citrus Smile

Otherwise you can use compost as a pick me up, sheep pellets/cow poo/ wood ash/ seaweed whatever you can lay hands on really to help create a nice tasty mix for them. They appreciate enough water, but prefer well draining soil.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tallula Belle



Posts: 76
Join date: 2012-02-28
Age: 37
Location: Australia

PostSubject: Re: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:05 pm

Wow thanks, Ang. You know your stuff. I have some pest oil so I will go up later on today and spray them. Then give them a good feed of compost (chook poo, straw, etc) and then a water. It's been raining here a bit so I'll see what the weather does over the next two days and if doesn't rain overnight I'll water them in the morning.

I wish I had your knowledge. Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.livingoffthegrid.com.au
Susie Wusie



Posts: 27
Join date: 2012-03-05

PostSubject: Re: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:20 am

There is some great advice there, Ang. Mine tend to get sooty mould in Summer every year and I clean off each leaf individually (yes I know - crazy). This is great to know.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Frank007



Posts: 6
Join date: 2013-01-02

PostSubject: Re: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 am

Well I am not familiar with gardening but interesting little bit.... I think there gardening need much time and complete attention. Anyhow you shared very good information and I like you post. Thanks for sharing and please keep sharing.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Arhsub



Posts: 2
Join date: 2013-11-18

PostSubject: Re: How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?   Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:29 am

Here is really awesome and exciting publish. I completely believe the fact with you and also significant. I really wish and wish that you will keep publish here with us.

SOUTH AFRICA CASINO ONLINE | SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE CASINO | SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE CASINOS | SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE POKER | ZAR CASINOS
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 

How to boost citrus trees & remove sooty mould on them?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Oakclan: the clan of tall trees
» Growing Fruit Trees Using SFG in Central Florida
» Fruit trees in Mels Mix
» Snakes in trees
» Does anyone have Fig or Avagado trees?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Living Off The Grid ::  :: -