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Signs of damage
- Large numbers of small, white insects crawl around in the soil;
- They directly cling to the stems of cultivated plants;
- The leaves on such plants are deformed and eventually fall off.
How to prevent
A much more effective (as well as painless for nature) way to avoid plant diseases due to the springtails is, of course, timely prevention of their appearance. The standard rules of proper care, such as the provision of the plants with moderate watering, good drainage that will not allow moisture to stagnate in the soil, and balanced organic fertilizer, are enough to avert the likelihood of damage from these plant-threatening insects.
Treatment of compact plants is quite simple — just transplant the infected plants into healthy soil. As for greenhouse plants, the treatment is more complex. As an option, you can get rid of the springtails using chemical preparations, for example, imidacloprid or thiamethoxam. You should know that these pests are known to be very sensitive to most insecticides. But you will have to choose - to intervene in the vital natural processes or to protect your plants.
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