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Passionfruit Pests

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Relly starts with ...
i need some advice on pests that are effecting my passionfriut vines, i have noticed that there is a leaf miner that turns the leaf a silvery colour like a snail trail? it's a tiny grub/maggot it then cacoons into a brown spot. i have noticed some small flies around the vines are these laying the grubs/maggots? how would be best to treat the vines? Any comments would be appreciated. thanks
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19th April 2009 5:05pm
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Brendan says...
Hi Relly, try mixing 30g copper-oxy-chloride, 30ml pyrethrin, 60ml 'good' wetting agent in 4.5litres water and spray the vine weekly for 4 weeks, then spray monthly, that should fix it. If you find the vine is not being wet properly, add more wetting agent.
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25th April 2009 8:33am
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Brendan says...
Also Relly, give your passionfruit vine some Sulphate of Potash, that will make the vine grow stronger and help it to bear. Remember passionfruit don't like too much Nitrogen or too much water.
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Relly says...
Thanks heaps for the advice, i'll give it a go. Can't wait for my first crop of yummy passionfruits, i'm sure it will be worth all the hard work put in.
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Andrea and russ says...
i have a passion fruit tree that has some sort of bug eating the whole leaf or more than 1 leaf and only leaves the centre vein. We have treated with white oil and confidor. we cannot find any traces of the bug but we think that it only comes out at night
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1st June 2009 5:06pm
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amanda says...
hey andrea and russ - I'm not sure as I don't use it - but I didn't think u could use confidor on fruiting/edible plants? I wouldn't be eating the fruit anytime soon?!

Is it doing enuf' damage to warrant intervention? You could be getting a free pruning service in time for spring!!
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