White Scale on Sago Palm/white bugs on sago palm/mealeybugs

White scale on sago palmBefore
white scale on sagoAfter

So I look at my sago palm and there is white scale all over it.All my sago palm leaves are brown.I thought is this a white fungus on my sago palm?I live in St Augustine Florida and I have seen this everywhere.

At first I did not know what it was, All I knew is, my sago palm leaves were turning white, then  brown, and dying.There are so many different bugs and etc. than lets face it,I'm thinking mealy bugs but after a few hours of research I knew my solution.

My neighbors had cut theirs out, but I liked them so I wanted to save them.Are your sago plants dying?There is help.

How does it work?

In the case of the white scale I see it loosening the scale and then a good rinse blows the bugs off of the plant.

What are the Ingredients and why do the plants grow better?

  1.  Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and its Impact on Growth, Biomass and Yield of Agricultural Crops under Environmental Stress: A Review
     Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is considered as a beneficial element for plant growth and development and also one of the most widely used in the consumer products, agriculture and energy sectors. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) applied via roots or leaves at low concentrations has been documented to improve crop performance through stimulating the activity of certain enzymes, enhancing chlorophyll content and photosynthesis, promoting nutrient uptake, strengthening stress tolerance and improving crop yield and quality. Widespread application of titanium dioxide nanoparticles caused damage to organisms and ecosystems. For a better understanding of TiO2 nanoparticle toxicity in living organisms may promote risk assessment and safe use practices of these nanomaterials. This review summarizes the beneficial effect of TiO2 nanoparticle on plant growth and development and its protective role against abiotic and biotic stress.
  2. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda)Sodium bicarbonate as a fungicide works by disrupting the ion balance in the fungal cells, which causes them to collapse. The biggest danger in using sodium bicarbonate on plants is the potential for foliar burn. This appears as brown or yellow patches at the end of the leaves and can be minimized by thorough dilution of the product. Is Baking Soda Good for Plants? Baking soda on plants causes no apparent harm and may help prevent the bloom of fungal spores in some cases. It is most effective on fruits and vegetables off the vine or stem, but regular applications during the spring can minimize diseases such as powdery mildew and other foliar diseases.
  3. Sodium percarbonate (hydrogen peroxide producer)Sodium percarbonate is a great killer of bacteria, fungi, viruses and mildew, therefore can be used as a very effective exterior Algae removal agent and moss killer. Sodium percarbonate is also an effective indoors product and is used as a house deodoriser, floor cleaner and carpet spot cleaner.Sodium Percarbonate is becoming the new multi-use home and garden cleaner. There are many conversations about using less plastic packaging. This is one product that covers a multitude of uses in the house and garden.
  4. Sodium Metasilicate Plant assimilates silicon through roots as silicic acid. Inside plant, it travels to active growing points, where it complexes with an organic compound in the cell walls and make them stronger.The beneficial effects of Si on plants have been demonstrated by many studies using pots, hydroponic, and field experiments. Silicon enhances growth and yield of all annual and vegetable crops, promotes upright growth (stronger and thicker stems, shorter internodes), prevents lodging, promotes favorable exposure of leaves to light, provides resistance to bacterial and fungal diseases and decrease some abiotic stress as temperatures, salinity, heavy metal and aluminum toxicity.

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Well I had been playing around with a product that was all about hydrogen peroxide,a powder that was dissolved in water so I could spray it.Well lo and behold all my sago palms are better now.What i found was the Simix loosens the scale so they are easily rinsed off of the plant.I do have to spray them down about three times a year as the scale seems to return.However one of my Sago palms has remained scale free.

The appearance of white fuzzy stems, leaves and trunks signals a huge problem. Scale is a tiny sucking insect and, in high populations, the bugs can sap the plant of much of its life-giving fluid and kill it. The insects have a protective waxy armor, which is white to yellow. They are so tiny that finding the problem before the plant is overrun is almost impossible. Once the population has bloomed, all parts of your plant can be infected and the pest’s presence is obvious.They are like little vampires that bite in and suck the life out of the plant.

White Scale beginning

 Scale in 3 months

White Scale if you let it go

You can prevent what you see on the right with a proper maintenance.It does take maintenance and I have found about every six months.

The product is called Simix all Purpose cleaner.It cleans virtually everything including plants.It is all about the hydrogen peroxide that this product produces.There are also some trade secrets in this product that helps fight fungus on every surface it is applied to.It has been effective on potato blight,citrus greening and several other plant diseases.

Simix AgPlus treats white scale and scurf on sago palms. ​Simix AgPlus also treats the root cause of yellowing and yellow fronds on a sago palm. Yellowing can be caused by nutrient imbalances. Simix AgPlus can help your palm regain nutrient balance and become healthy and lush again.

Simix AgPlus is easy to use. You just dissolve Simix powder in water, and then spray on the fronds, trunk and ground. It's safe for pets and other plants.

Works on all plants

  • Tomato
  • Potato
  • Beans
  • Peppers
  • Vines
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Rose bushes
  • Ground cover
  • Citrus trees
  • Fruit trees
  • Nut trees
  • Shade trees
  • Flowering trees

Jasmine with black mold before and after

Close up of black soot on jasmine

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Organic Farming FAQ: How Simix Works 

Frequently Asked Questions about Simix  ​How soon will I see new growth? On herbaceous plants (tomato, potato, beans, melons, etc.), you should see results within days. When it comes to trees and shrubs, it depends on the plant. With citrus trees, you should see results within 30 days or with the next flush. With other woody plants, you should see results (ie, new growth) in less than 30 days.

Why do I have to keep spraying every week or month?Some plants stay clean for months but some need more attention. Pathogens are being constantly reintroduced to your plants via pests, wind or contamination from other sources. You need to reapply Simix  to protect your plants from the ongoing invasion. During periods of high heat and humidity, you may need to apply Simix  every 3 days on trees and shrubs and every two weeks on other plants.

Why do I need to apply to the soil?  Pathogens found in the soil spread easily on the plant or tree. Plants absorb what's in the ground. Eliminating pathogens from the soil will improve your odds of producing more fruit and vegetables. Your fruits and vegetables will be stronger and tastier, and last longer on the shelf. 

How does  help the plant? Pathogens that are airborne or are brought to the plant by insects are not able to get a foothold due to the high alkalinity of   Most plants are veritable buffets for pests and microbes.  makes plants less hospitable to microbes and pests. 

What makes  You may remember from science class that any substance with a high pH could be considered dangerous to humans, plants and animals. That's where Simix's breakthrough technology comes into play. Using nanotechnology, Simix  maintains a completely safe high pH. Simix has been laboratory tested on humans and found to be completely safe.

How long has  been in use? More than ten years. is the same formula that Simix has been using to remove algae on rooftops, bacteria in hospitals, and germs in laundry for more than a decade. It has been thoroughly field tested in the United States,  Peru, China, Canada, and Australia. It has been shown time and time again to remove algae, bacteria and germs without hurting a single tree, plant, person, fish or pet when used as directed.

Why does contain titanium dioxide? Titanium dioxide is recognized by the EPA as an environmentally biofriendly biocide. It is a safe ingredient that is consumed daily by billions of people and is found in millions of consumer products including milk, cheese, instant mashed potatoes and sunscreen. Simix AgPlus™ contains nanoparticles of titanium dioxide that work as a photocatalyst, interacting with the sun to keep your soil and plants clean and free of pathogens. 

This all purpose cleaner will clean anything so it is very versatile.From laundry to concrete.It is being used in hospitals for bacteria and virus control and in grocery stores,schools,airports all over the world.The Chinese government has shown interest in the product for their crop issues.

Simix Kitchen Degreaser is the same as Agplus

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