Whitefly Damage - Knowledgebase Question

Memphis, TN
Question by chucwest
November 11, 1999
Last fall, I planted several "Compacta' holliesl. They did well till the middle of summer when they became infested with whiteflies. I sprayed and sprayed with malathion and finally controlled the infestation, but not before losing two plants, and several others are visibly damaged. My question is; should I replace the damaged plants as well or can you suggest a fertilization protocol to get these shrubs growing well?


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Answer from NGA
November 11, 1999

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soft-bodied insects. There's really no way you can target the bad guys without fallout on the good guys. If you can regularly monitor and tolerate some damage to your plants, over time Mother Nature strikes a balance, with the beneficials coming in to control the bad guys. I hope this information helps!
soft-bodied insects. There's really no way you can target the bad guys without fallout on the good guys. If you can regularly monitor and tolerate some damage to your plants, over time Mother Nature strikes a balance, with the beneficials coming in to control the bad guys. I hope this information helps!

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