Fungus Gnats
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:53:09 PDT
To each their own. I personally choose an environmentally friendly approach. 
You may think that some other practices are trivial. I am sure there are things that you do, that others may feel the same way about. This forum should be used for sharing information, not telling others they will fail, but rather, helping each other NOT fail. 
Best, Jude


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From: Hans-Werner Hammen <>
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Sent: Mon, Mar 21, 2011 12:43 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Fungus Gnats


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> 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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