Tropicals forum: Pineapple problem?

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 19, 2014 10:29 AM CST
My pineapple has all these white things on the older leaves .. none on new leaves. Is this normal or is it a disease?

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 19, 2014 10:44 AM CST
Hm, none of my pineapples have that, Anne. I just walked out and checked them.

If it was a disease, you'd think it would continue on all the leaves. It looks like some sort of insect damage to me, like the green layer has been chewed away. Thrips, maybe? They sort of scarify the top layer of the leaf, don't they? In any case if the new leaves are ok, I'd just keep an eye out and carry on. The bugs have moved on to 'greener pastures'.
Elaine

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 19, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Thanks for the reply .. I was thinking bug damage too but couldn't find any .. anywhere .. which was really nice because usually this time of year I'm in a pitched battle with bugs in the greenhouses .. first year this hasn't happened! Loving it!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 19, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Not to predict gloom and doom here, but the bugs may be waiting for it to warm up, too. Whistling Keep your eyes open!!

Down here, when it gets cold, that's when we have lots of bugs trying to come into the house for warmth. As soon as we have night temps predicted down into the 40's that's when I have to don the HazMat suit and spray around the house perimeter. But . .. this is an older house with lots of cracks, so I've been having a terrible time with ants this winter.

Once we get warm enough to turn on the a/c they really like it better outside and head on back to the warm, moist garden. Come on Spring!!
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Feb 19, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I've found diatomaceous earth works for ants .. I'm always finding them in pots so when I mix up some potting mix I also include DE in the mix and it works really well for about 3 months. It still works when it's wet too.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 19, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Oo, thanks. I'll try that. My pots get infested a lot, too.

Much rather use that than a chemical. Even the baits don't work half the time. Ants change their diet unpredictably . .. Rolling my eyes.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

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