In an effort to treat a spider mite problem i've been using neem oil mixed with a small amount of dish soap. So far it has worked to keep the spider mites at bay, but I've seen some damage to the plants. I posted pictures of the damage here: http://forum.grassci...brown-dots.html
I was told it looked like nute burn and to flush the plants immediately. I haven't seen any more browning of the leaves but when I sprayed the plants today I noticed the dish soap I was using had degreaser in it. I quickly rinsed the leaves off with plain water. Does the degreaser in this dish soap have the ability to kill plants?
First off - Neem oil and dish soap will have little
or no effect on Spider Mites. Get rid of the dish soap.
If u wanna know why, I have just done a writing on
soaps and weed in my sticky down in my sig. Read it.
Secondly - Degreaser is a powerful enzyme based industrial
product used by restaurants to mop the floors with. It will
burn human skin too cuz its so caustic, so think of the screams
your plant is letting out right now !!! U burnt it.
So now, the poor thing is in a weakened and vulnerable state
to have to now deal with Spider Mites. Get my drift here ???
Out of good intentions (without doing some research first) the
plant is hurtin.
How are the Spider Mites right now ???