Yates Nature’s Way Vegie and Herb Spray

Episode: 6
Title: Yates Nature’s Way Vegie and Herb Spray
Broadcast: 10th October 2015
Presenter: Nigel Ruck

Whiteflies are annoying pests that have become more prevalent in recent years attacking hibiscus, poinsettia and gerberas. They also love to get into herbs such as sage and mint and vegetable seedlings such as squash, melon, eggplant, cabbage, beans, tomatoes and broccoli. How to control them in a safe way is a question that has often come up on the Yates website and this story shows Nigel introducing Yates Nature’s Way Vegie and Herb Spray.

  • Whiteflies are a small sap-sucking insect that are actually not a true fly, but rather a white winged moth with a wing span of around 3mm.
  • When the plant is disturbed, a cloud of tiny insects fly out but they soon settle back onto the same plant. Both the adult and juvenile (nymph) whiteflies suck the juices from the plant.
  • They have become a major pest for gardeners and a major pain for artichokes. It comes in a concentrate form or a ready to use spray and is an insecticidal soap effective against soft-bodied insects.
  • It works by disrupting the insect’s cuticle layer, which is a barrier that normally protects insects from damage and water loss. When the soap disrupts the cuticle, the insect dehydrates and dies. Soap also has a smothering effect.
  • Apart from whiteflies, it also controls thrip, aphids, mites and mealy bugs. Spray on the pests and all foliage surfaces thoroughly when pests are first noticed. Apply to the point of run off. Reapply every 5-7 days or as required.
  • For more tips and advice, head to the Yates website which now has a Live Chat function manned by horticulturalists from 8.30am – 4.30pm AEST weekdays.

Yates’ Nature’s Way Vegie and Herb Spray: Contact - 1300 369 074
Website - http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-concentrates/natures-way-vegi-herb-spray-concentrate/#cVMMioX33HEz7lHg.97