Diseases and Pests

Discussions about a wide variety of elements that can harm daffodils.

Narcissus Bulb Fly , Hippeastrums and Autumn Tazettas .

December 12, 2016
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I have  a  keen interest  in  Hippeastrums  ,  as  well  as  my  daffs .  They  flower  in NZ  from  November  until  the early  New  Year  . One  of  the  bigger …

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HWT at home

HWT at home

Sous vide equipment is an easy and cheap way to do small scale HWT at home.  No need for elaborate controllers or pumps or adding heated water – one little…

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Strange Bulb Configuration

Hi, I was sent the picture  and the message below from a friend, Bob Issak, who shows up to some of the Daffodil Shows and helps out but may not…

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Hot Water Treatment

I need to give bulbs from one area hot water treatment to control nematodes.  Since formalin is no longer allowed, what disinfectant do any of you use in the HWT?…

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Bulb fly larva infecting bulbs needed

The great bulb fly mysteryjb (1) Please see the attachment requesting either adult bulb flies or bulbs that are infested. We are researching a virus that prevents the females from…

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Flowers are gone . . .now the flies have arrived

The daffodils have finished blooming, but while I was out weeding a day ago, I heard the familiar buzz of the daffodil fly.  They’re too fast for me to catch,…

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