Anybody can help me with information about hot water treatment of lily bulbs against bulb mites?

dr.mas.roberts@gmail.com dr.mas.roberts@gmail.com
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:38:16 PDT
Dear Mohammad,
As you have observed, pyrethroid pesticides can exacerbate mite problems. Bulb mites survive in the soil feeding on plant debris, so killing mites on the bulbs with hot water treatment may only give very temporary relief. If available, I would suggest dimethoate. It is a systemic organophosphate pesticide that is generally effective against mites. 

My climate is similar to south western Iran from Shiraz north to Khorramabad. Can you recommend bulbous species from this region? I am particularly fond of tulips but my climate appears to be too warm in winter for most tulips. Are there tulips in south western Iran?
Best regards
Mark Robertson 
Roseville, California, USA
USDA zone 9, sunset zone 14


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> On Jul 2, 2014, at 4:47 PM, Mohammad Sadegh <iranaquatic@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> 
> I think that it will not work , 
> I have used fen fenpropathrin for about 24 hours , many bulbs died but bulb mites survived !
>  
> Mohammad Sadegh
> Ardabil ,Iran
> 
> 
> On Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:42:44 AM, Tim Eck <teck11@embarqmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Have you tried permethrin and bifenthrin?  They are not systemic but they
> should kill mites and persist for a year.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Mohammad
> Sadegh
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:42 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: [pbs] Anybody can help me with information about hot water
> treatment of lily bulbs against bulb mites?
> 
> Hi Friends
> 
> I grow lilies in North west of Iran , Bulb mites infected must of my lilium
> bulbs and i want to eliminate them from our yard and my bulbs, i use some
> pesticides with no success in soil and i want to tr with bulb hot water
> treatment. In McRae's Book (Lilies a guide for growers and collectors) he
> mentioned that it is possible to control this mites with hot water treatment
> , Can i eliminate bulb mites (eggs and adults) with bulb hot water treatment
> ? I want to treat bulbs in 42 C for 1 hours as McRae Recommend . 
> 
> Thank you very much
> 
> Mohammad Sadegh
> Ardabil ,Iran
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