- There is also injury to the leaf cuticle causes water stress and reduced ability to utilize light. In severe cases of injury, it is necessary to reduce the light intensity as not only is the extra light wasted, it also stresses the leaves as they also lose their ability to cool themselves down when they have been injured by mites. Once the injury has occurred it cannot be repaired.
- If it occurs early in the plant’s life, then you can at least grow them on for a bit longer to replace the leaf area that has been lost. If the damage occurs in the bloom period then nothing can be done but accept a loss of production. You do not need to risk your crops any more
- . Examine your plants twice a week and if you have any suspicion what so ever that you may have spider mite then you need to act. There are some toxic sprays occasionally available but a far healthier option is Spotless. It is an organic based nontoxic and highly effective alternative to toxic remedies. In fact, independent studies have shown that Spotless kills mites up to 30 times quicker than conventional sprays and is far more effective than any other organic product.
- Don’t wait until you have spider mites. Keep a bottle handy so you can act as soon as your crop is attacked.
- Spotless is also effective for the control of aphids.