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Old 11-12-2018, 08:26 PM
ArronOB ArronOB is offline
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Hi. This is a question for Australian growers on the forum. Iíd like to know what pests and diseases you have identified on your plants. The reason I ask is because most of my knowledge on this topic comes from American or International sources such as Orchidboard. However Iím becoming aware that this may not reflect the local experience at all. For example Iíve never seen or heard of spider mite locally.

If you reply, please donít forget to say what you grow and where, as I expect there is a big difference north to south.

So Iíll kick it off by saying that I grow mainly cattleya and oncidium hybrids in NSW just north of Sydney.
The only pests Iíve seen are Boisduval scale (common) and another round, brown hard scale attended by ants which I canít actually name (fairly rare). Unfortunately Iím not yet knowledgeable enough to identify the fungus, bacteria or virus we get locally.


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Old 11-12-2018, 10:53 PM
Benno Benno is offline
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Early days for me, but mealy bugs and tiny little snails on an orchid I had outside in a garden for years without much attention paid to it. SE Qld here.
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