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  Non-Aroid Question - Hibiscus Trouble
From: "mburack at mindspring.com" mburack at mindspring.com> on 2003.11.10 at 08:01:16(10794)
Hello all-

I am sorry to bother the list with a non-aroid issue. I do however know
that many of you are in South Florida, and I have an issue which has taken
me to the point of total desperation. Therefore, please excuse this
divergence from correct topic matter and understand that I am at my wits

From: "Ron" ronlene at adelphia.net> on 2003.11.10 at 09:38:48(10795)
Hi Marc,
The problem you have is a recent introduction to this country. It's a
Midge genus Contarinia that shows the same symptoms that you are
describing. The larva enters the bud and distorts or kills the flower.
At present there is no cure for it. It affects hibiscus and many genera
of orchids. I suggest that you prune the branches back beyond the buds
and start again. A systemic soil drench may help. Ron Kessler

From: "Bryant, Susan L." SLBryant at scj.com> on 2003.11.10 at 09:58:08(10796)

(I love Google)

Unfortunately I don't see any chemical solutions.

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