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Ian
Answer: Hi Ian, Thank you for contacting Yates. Your poor citrus tree is under attack from the citrus leaf miner there. These pest hatch and tunnel into th...
Answered: 03:40PM, 21 Feb 2018
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Alex
Answer: Hi Alex, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would recommend cutting off the root system of the new shoots that are coming up as applying any herbic...
Category: General
Tags: Raphis palms
Answered: 11:13AM, 21 Feb 2018
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Russell
Answer: Hi Russell, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would recommend getting the water tested by the local water authorities in Tasmania. You may also me...
Category: General
Answered: 01:18PM, 20 Feb 2018
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Paul
Answer: Hi Paul, Thank you for contacting Yates. Please check the following mixing rate for white oil: Citrus leaf miner 2.5-10ml/L of water Red, white wax...
Category: Pests
Answered: 08:50PM, 19 Feb 2018
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peter
Answer: Hi Peter, Thank you for contacting Yates. Photinias prefer acidic soils, a pH between 6 and 7 would be ideal for them to thrive. They can manage se...
Category: General
Tags: Photinia, soil pH
Answered: 11:26AM, 19 Feb 2018
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