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Curling leaves by Spazer - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:45:08 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So, my plants are looking a bit afflicted and I can't seem to find anything that matches the looks of the symptoms exactly.

*It's an outdoor grow
*The plants have been growing healthy and fine up until flowering
*Now the leaves around the bud are curling in odd shapes and directions.

Could be an insect infestation and I'm going to be spreading diatomaceous earth to slow it down while diagnosing.

Anyone see this before?
Martha Hallybog - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:24:28 EST ID:sDYSBE1+ No.146124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>TFW your plants have autism from chemtrails
lol sorry couldn't resist.

Looks like mites, broad or russet. https://www.growweedeasy.com/cannabis-broad-mites
Edward Trotgold - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:29:28 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I disagree. Those mites tend to kill off the pistils, if the hairs were burned too, I'd agree
Never know without a scope/loupe though.
Heat stress or a ph issue is my suggestion.

Has it been hot? Are you in a container of the ground?
Betsy Gubblewod - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:30:29 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The pistils are pristine. There's no sign of yellowing or anything seemingly odd other than the curling. It's strange.

We had a high temp. of ~ 90 degrees the past couple of days. That's quite uncommon for the area. Maybe they just weren't used to it?

Anything I should keep an eye out for warning signs other than the curling?
Henry Broblingbire - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:49:20 EST ID:KBxNFQdg No.146128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Other than the curling
Leaf edges curl up, look shiny and get a wavy look.

Hard to detect until it's too late, unless you get a good eye for it.
Nell Baffinggold - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:57:29 EST ID:uBY6Q3qf No.146130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
thats russets mites
stop denying the obvious
russets tend to kick in on the first few hot days in the mid 80s or upwards, take care of them before they do too much more harm, it you let them run wild while you diddle around hoping its something else you'll regret it.
Rebecca Hengerchune - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:20 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got a preferred method of dealing with them?

Going to order a 30x jewelers loupe for inspecting, and I'm unsure whether to go wettable sulfur, neem spray, or Essentria IC3 as a weapon. I'd prefer something that isn't going to leave poisonous residue on/in the bud but It's fairly early in flowering still.

Probably should get some mite predators while I'm at it. >.>
Reuben Commerdat - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:23:36 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
...none of those three are a good idea, per se. The IC3, if those are the options.
Things with lingering smells are not good, but at least Essentria sounds like it isn't foul like neem is. Sulfur is a powder, sticks to the resin, and makes bud completely unsmokable. As buds swell, it traps it in the crevices of the bud, you can't wash it off.
I've used Organocide in your position, the fish oil breaks down and acts as a foliar feed. Gotta stop three weeks before harvest, despite the label.
Ebenezer Blytheway - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:00:27 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was looking at organacide at the local Bi-mart today.

Seemed to work well?

I'm about to head out with my new loupe momentarily and see what I can see.
Ebenezer Blytheway - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:30:36 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, maybe I'm just blind but I'm unsure if I can see anything concrete with the 30x or 60x lenses.

Orangish dots looked suspicious, or they could just be dirt.

White orbish nodules every now and again. (Larger than Trichomes and not on stems)

I really couldn't tell.

The leaf curl is even worse than yesterday now, spreading to the fan leaves and the bases look a little shinier. So I think you guys are right.

Going to do an experiment and treat one of my plants with a sulfur-based spray and the other with something (hopefully) similar to organocide.

Organocide's ingredient list says that the active ingredient is sesame oil (5%). So I'll put some sesame oil w/emulsifier (Dish soap) and water in a stronger oil ratio than the store-bought stuff in a 3 gallon sprayer and try that.

Lets see what happens.
Jarvis Dablingshit - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:43:47 EST ID:B0kZyQRI No.146146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i still don't know what exactly is the best spray for russets, but whatever you do spray, after its dry and you're done with spraying coat your plants with dry diatomaceous earth and let it stay like that for as long as you're willing then rinse the stuff off your plants, but be aware thats its going to take more than one rinse/dry cycle to get all that DE out of your flowers.
last summer i had a few plants which turned up infected just as they were starting to make buds and i ended up keeping the mites in check with DE and pulled nice healthy buds. hot dry weather at the start of september was a big help in getting the flowers rinsed clean, that was after having DE on the plants for the last half of august.
if you don't have the growth tips thoroughly coated they can still get fucked up.
whatever you do, don't forget to tell us about the results. these fuckers seem to be a mystery to most people still.
Ebenezer Blytheway - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:16:17 EST ID:TdkE6Oti No.146148 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Great suggestion. I love DE and have a few containers sitting around.

I plan on testing each plant with a different concoction and see what works. I'll post pics and a write up as time progresses.

Also, thanks for the help everyone.
Caroline Wobbletirk - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:16:00 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.146149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Orange dots ARE suspicious...
The white spherical things are normal, they should be evenly distributed throughout the leaf surface (upper face too).
Anywhere you have damage, check the main veins on the bottom of the leaf, look at new growth, look at anywhere of density, and CHECK THE TRICHS. Russets LOVE trichs. Crevices in sugar leaf on damaged sections is where I'd look.

They're SMALLER than the trichs. They hate sun, so they will flee from direct light. Check the pistil hairs on nodes.

It may also be broad mites, which don't go nuts for trichs, but symptomatically identical otherwise.
If you're in flower, do NOT use sulfur, it clings to the buds permanently.

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