wilting roses

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Old 06-08-06, 11:10 AM
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wilting roses

Just trasplanted a rose plant in my front garden about 3 weeks ago. I had a case of white fly last weekend so I sprayed some malathion. Now the leaves on the lower portion of the rose are wilting and falling off. Is this from the malathion? I don't want to lose the rose completly. Any suggestions would help.
 
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Old 06-08-06, 11:29 PM
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Hi lbphathead,

Whitflies tend to attack weakened plants, then you sprayed with a strong and toxic insecticide and then you transplanted. I'd wilt too.

Use an insecticidal soap if you see any more whitefly every two days until they appear to be gone. Then spray every 10 days for a month to get the eggs as they hatch. Water with compost tea or seaweed fertilizer mixed with fish emulsion to strengthen your plant.
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/s...708003930.html
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=204

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Old 06-09-06, 12:14 AM
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What can I do now to get its strength back. The wite fly is gone.
 
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Water with compost tea or seaweed fertilizer mixed with fish emulsion to strengthen your plant. You can even use the compost tea as a foliar spray. See the links I gave you.

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