Lime, sour    None Given

My lime tree of late isn't growing well. Looks like it's being infected. Sprayed insecticide,doesn't work. Can anyone help ?

Posted by: Kok Mee Mee (1 point) Kok Mee Mee
Posted: July 11, 2017


It looks like your plant is stressed due to sucking insects (like scale insect, mealybug, aphids etc.) and thus resulting in the development of sooty mold (appearance of thick, black, sticky coating on leaves and stem).
Which insecticide did you spray?

If you notice any insects again spray neem oil. To control sooty mold spray natural detergent (make sure to cover all the parts of plant, including the lower surface of leaves). Leave it for one or two days and spray the plant with a strong jet of water to wash off detergent and mold.

Also provide proper fertilizer and adequate water to plants so that it can withstand the damage and grows well.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: July 12, 2017

Kok Mee Mee commented,
Thank you. Shall try using neem oil.
almost 3 years ago.

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