Pest Management

I would love for the title to read Integrated pest management but it's been difficult to keep up with all my other responsibilities including the several new species from the Philippines and attempting to cultivate them in such an adverse environment. Our main issue right now is lack of humidity not allowing a lot of our plants to grow at their optimum strength and with vigor. The cacao and lanzones require lots of humidity and moisture and react with obvious leaf markings and defoliation. Heated mats help with that as well as trays with water left in them. For the Lanzones we had to add a makeshift greenhouse cover by using a zip lock bag as a roof to keep moisture in and heated pad under to evaporate moisture faster.

Pest Management

I would love for the title to read Integrated pest management but it's been difficult to keep up with all my other responsibilities including the several new species from the Philippines and attempting to cultivate them in such an adverse environment. Our main issue right now is lack of humidity not allowing a lot of our plants to grow at their optimum strength and with vigor. The cacao and lanzones require lots of humidity and moisture and react with obvious leaf markings and defoliation. Heated mats help with that as well as trays with water left in them. For the Lanzones we had to add a makeshift greenhouse cover by using a zip lock bag as a roof to keep moisture in and heated pad under to evaporate moisture faster.