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arkansaspiper

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PostSubject: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:26 am

so i grew my tobacco this year but had a ton of little white bugs on it. first off dose any one know what they are and dose any one know how to keep them off. i dont want to use chems as ill be smokeing it. any one know what i can use
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:35 am

Probably white flies and they are relentless little a-holes. In our garden I'll usually use an insecticidal soap, mixed and sprayed from a standard 3 gallon garden sprayer. Google recipes, you can make your own and it's pesticide free. I just don't know how it will affect your crop. I have only used it on leafy greens you eat, not leafy greens you dry, cure and smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:28 am

Arky, that's a good question to ask our very own Oxman. Look under " tobacco jar " and you'll find him quickly. Good luck



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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:11 pm

You could powder them with diatomaceous earth...
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
You could powder them with diatomaceous earth...

Just make sure you don't inhale any. Bad effin news!

And the reason I know that is because it's a common filter material for beer. Worked with it for years, and always wore a respirator. Very abrasive and damaging to lung tissue.

Mad



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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:17 pm

Could also be aphids Arky. Same treatment would work for them though so yeah I'd go for the soapy water spray.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:42 pm

im learning cuz in jan or feb ill stsrt nrxt batch of plants
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:42 am

There is lots of great information to be had on fairtraidtobacco.com. They have an entire section devoted to organic growing. Pest identification etc. You really should check them out they're a very helpful bunch of guys.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:24 am

thanks im working towards haveing a half a acer or so of tobacco. hopeing to grow most if not all of my own. its a goal not saying it will happen tommrow but a man can have something to work toward. in time ill learn what i need to know and be fully self sufficient on backky.
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:37 am

Its a good goal Arky! Hopefully this spring I will be able to plant some oriental varietals . I didn't bother this year as I knew I was going to be looking to move and didn't want to deal with moving a mess of home grown leaf.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:25 am

Lonecoyote wrote:
Arky, that's a good question to ask our very own Oxman. Look under " tobacco jar " and you'll find him quickly. Good luck



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Good point LC. As it happens Brendan swung by the BoB a few days ago. His profile pic hints at his profession. Wink That's who I'd be chatting with Arky...
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PostSubject: Re: organic tobacco   Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:39 am

Thanks for the callout Smile

Arky pm'd me and I have given some advice ... hope it helps next season.

I also see some good advice above.

If you are not too worried about being too organic, you can use some Confidor (imidacloprid) as soon as you have transplanted or when the seedlings are a couple of inches high.
This is ideal for aphids, whitefly and thrips on young plants.
If you spray or drench when young, it will provide systemic(long acting) protection for your young and fragile seedlings, there will be no residue on your full grown plants.
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