Fungus Gnats

Hans-Werner Hammen
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:43:54 PDT


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> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:32:22 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [pbs] Fungus Gnats
> I understand the "scare tactic" of not wiping out a fungus gnat infestation with every chemical known to man. Some of us choose what is best for the environment, as well as a natural approach to growing. 
> The Yellow traps, "indicators" or otherwise, do the job for me. 
> I'm sure they do a great job in eliminating weak seedlings that would lead to a weak plant, just as in nature. 
With all due respect: You will fail, to provide any proof and evidence, that the maggots of fungus gnats accurately select weaker seedlings of Hippeastrums, when these are just germinating. Fact is, that these larvae consume what is next to their present location. In a fair consideration, EVERY seedling is "weak". The same applies for CUTTINGS. These are weak("er") specimens TOO, because they are, you name it, CUT, thus providing an entrance port where maggots of fungus gnats prefer to drill themselves in.
Your sticky trap is TRIVIAL, and your insistence is ridiculous. The sticky trap is no scare tactics, it is a minor, negligible thinning out of the infestation  		 	   		  

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