- Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:58 am
I try to avoid chemicals, but use Bioadvanced more often than anything else when needed. It's one of the more mild ones, and works great unless you have a heavy infestation of bugs or fungus/mold. It still works if you have a bad case of mold or aphids, it just takes longer to start seeing progress, and more applications are necessary to bring it under control. If you're paying attention to your plants, you'll easily catch something early, and a light spray that covers the plant (the underside of the leaves too) applied a couple times a week usually clears up a problem in a couple of weeks. I have never seen any strange growth patterns after using Bioadvanced, but I also don't know how others apply it. If given a heavy dose, it could react by growing wonky traps for a minute. But I do a light spray, enough to wet the surface of the leaf without runoff. You don't need much, just enough to start working topically, and it has a slight systemic effect to continue working for a bit after the last application. However, although it advertises to be a miticide, it doesn't do much for spider mites that I've experienced.
If you think you have an issue, and insist on spraying something, use Bioadvanced and monitor for changes. If you know you have a problem, then treat accordingly. Most things can be treated with Bioadvanced, but if you know you have spider mites, I would suggest the Avid.
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