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Name: Lee
Florida (Zone 9b)
Apr 30, 2020 2:56 PM CST
I'm growing a Kentucky wonder vines in a 5 gal bucket from seed and a blackberry bush I bought from wal-mart. Being new to this, I didn't check the blackberry bush for bugs and ended up with Thrips on both plants. I did one round of a neem oil, soap and water mix but the bugs came back a few days later so I hit them with Spinosad. It's been a week and there is no sign of the bugs but my plants are dying. The bottom leaves are wilting away and progressing up both plants... 3 nodes on the beans and 2 on the blackberry bush. The thrips didn't cause a lot of damage and I've used both forms of pesticide before without problems. I'm not sure what I did wrong or how I can save them.

Right after 2nd treatment
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one week later
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Apr 30, 2020 3:13 PM CST
You have to start out with any treatment in the steps or three applications. They should be a week to ten days apart.
First treatment gets adults and immatures. Second gets anything that has recently hatched. Third is for good measure. You won't get a complete kill otherwise.
Plus they can come back at some point down the road.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Apr 30, 2020 6:57 PM CST
I do agree with Bill, but to add that, If That is where your veggies are growing, you have more problems than bugs. They need full sun and good air circulation.

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