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[Arabidopsis] Re: control aphid in growth chamber

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On Jan 4, 11:58 am, "Brian Kwan" <Brian.K... from arborgen.co.nz> wrote:
> Hanging a pest strip, of the sort used for home cupboards, in a growth chamber kills the aphids with a minimum of disturbance to the plants. We found that Arabidopsis responded poorly to a number of insecticides, possibly due to the sticky residue left on the plants (wetting agents?), and for greenhouse plants we ended up using a pyrethrum spray from an aerosol can.
> Regards Brian
> On Dec 28, 2007, at 7:35 PM, y Chiang wrote:
> > hi, At resarchers,
> > I found some aphids on my plants in the growth chamber. These
> > plants are for fungal disease study and so I want to know which
> > pesticide should be used to kill the aphids while does not have
> > negative effect on fungal invasion? I have End-all and Orthene in
> > hand, but do not know if it is safe to use either of them.
> > I know the best way to control the aphids is to sterilize the
> > growth chamber using bleach or pesticide before planting new plants.
> > Thanks for your input.
> > Chiang
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We just use a mite bomb... we set one off every 2-3 weeks and that
seems to keep the insects (all of them) at bay... we set it off before
we go home with the aircon switched off and vents closed and the first
person to come in in the morning switches everything back on.  We have
never had any issues with plant growth.



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