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.
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.
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