Any one know how to combat Spodoptera exigua?

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Saticoy

Saticoy

Any one know how to combat Spodoptera exigua. Destroying my months of labor. I got some beautiful plants ripening.
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Dutchess

Dutchess

Once they reach that level there’s very little you can do. BT can be used up to the day of harvest. We spray sulfur and BT in veg and it does the trick.
 
Dutchess

Dutchess

Cool thanks picking up some tomorrow. Does it affect the taste? Or make it harsh?
Nope not in my experience. Apple and stone fruit growers worship it 😂. There’s different strains of BT if you goto a grow store they’ll usually only have the BT-k (which is the one you want) if you goto a nursery or garden supply or Home Depot just double check that it’s BTk, lots of brands have it, I usually only ever use Monterey brand but Bonide brand would be my back up
 
Freshone

Freshone

Get a wooden shish kebab skewer and start picking those off,they are out at dawn and dusk.They are eating your buds from the inside and shitting which causes budrot and no amount of washing will help with that.Spray with BT as advised at dusk,also you can throw cheesecloth over them to keep the moths from laying more eggs,keep plants away from lawns if possible,Good Luck!
 
Saticoy

Saticoy

Thanks you to all of you for the tips. Already sprayed real thorough. Took off anything else that looked infected. Still have 1/2 of one plant and 90% of the other. Seriously thank you I was bummed because I still got about 3 weeks left. But will definitely do the rinse and cheese cloth.
 
Madbud

Madbud

Another thing, i rarely see dead ones. They get blown off the plant when they die. I hang dry the branches over a big tub and backlight the buds With a flashlight to see if any cats are hanging off after a day or two. None on the first few cuts this year. Sometimes i see really tiny ones but have not had the big ones.
 
Saticoy

Saticoy

I had to chop early but I ended up with half my plant harvested. I’m glad I was able to save some. The Monterey BT helped tremendously. I noticed a difference in one day.
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Matt73

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Are these the same thing? Found them in one of my plants but not the other 4, it's the NY diesel and the others are starkiller strain
 
Madbud

Madbud

Buds turn brown, sugar leaves pull off easily and speckled with caterpillar poop. They get inside the bud and eat the little stems.
 
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