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Green ideas for controlling pests and diseases?

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Getting a program for pest control spring and summer in the courtyard bonsái course may involve thoughts about green pest management. predatory insects and parasites sound great, right? Buy a bottle, the wave around your bonsai, and sit down with a Bloody Mary and take big and devastating things that happen in miniature, the remains of their aphids, caterpillars and spider mites scattered right and left.

Unfortunately, the controls of predators and parasites are rarely solutions to a pest problem bonsai garden average amateur.


The familiar and popular ladybug, aphid predators (if you can get adults to stay long enough)

For a small group of bonsai in a few banks in the middle of a half acre of lawn, or a pair of bonsai roof garden in the city, green pest control is likely to be very disappointing. Both places have a major drawback to support predation

The absence of a functioning ecosystem.


Terrible place for controls on biodiversity and green a lawn pests …


Great place to just leave alone with a meadow natural controls …

we could buy some ladybugs and release them, and will fly, children squeal and clap, and that’s all. Ladybirds look great, and are a kind of insect lineup for green pest management, but they tend to colonize the interior courtyards instead of your bonsai.


The much more effective aphid predator, the larva of the ladybug, whose duration is eating voraciously until they are few aphids remaining on a plant

for many backyard gardens full set, however, green technologies can be a good way. In particular the gardens have a wide range of plant species in them, especially those gardens that are dense and stable. Meadows generally have a lot of biodiversity, for example, and are perfect for natural controls. My entomologist father was a big fan of the meadows.

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Once we take one thing out of rooms like this and try to grow, like a tree, we get into trouble …

Parasitic insects and predators rarely it will work for bonsai outside these rich environments …, to get, bonsai should be very close to the foliar biodiversity (where it is difficult to see bonsai to their best advantage.)


a predatory mite (red), with an aphid (gray) has been found

If you have a situation where it might work, as a complex garden, full, by all media search the predatory mites, parasitic wasps, and others that can often effectively control or hold off many pest problems that could get out of hand in the simplest gardens. Many green controls are already present … predatory mites are often 20% of the population of mites, mites being faster movement in the floor (or on a white sheet of paper, following the ‘brushing branch ‘test.) Surprisingly, unless you have a lot of blue flies zipping around, up to 95% of all flies in the backyard are abusive.

Most bonsai yards have been simplified for better appreciation, and unfortunately, they often have to resort to other means of pest control … and we can talk about that in another post.

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