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By Ewreck
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This white stuff is growing on some dahlias. Kinda looks like mold or something. Plant seems healthy any ideas what it is?
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By evenwind
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#382951
Looks like mealy bugs to me.
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By Panman
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#382952
I agree, mealy bugs. If it is isolated, you can deal with them with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. If it is more widespread, you will need to use an insecticide.
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#382959
Alright that’s what I’ll do and it seems to only be on this plant so far. Thanks for quick responses
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By evenwind
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I always have a spray bottle filled with isopropyl for general cleanup. If I see mealies. I give them a good spraying. That kills both the adults and the eggs and larvae that hide in the crevasses of the leaves.

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