pygmy date palm disease - Knowledgebase Question

Bradenton, Fl
Question by bevgiles
June 10, 2009
there is a white substance that runs along the stem and within the head of new growth. I have sprayed it with Organocide aproximately 10 days ago and then again 2 days ago,

Answer from NGA
June 10, 2009


The white substance might be powdery mildew, a fungal disease or it might be mealybugs or scale insects. If this is the case, the Organocide won't affect them. Try removing the substance and looking at it with a magnifying glass. You should be able to tell if it is a fungus or if you can spot insect bodies. Neem oil will kill the insect pests. Good luck with your palm.

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