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Initial post 30 MAY 04 by Jack Greer
For the last couple years the first flush of bloom results in a large number of blind shoots,
with whirl of leaves instead of 3 and five leaflets on stem.
Also notice some buds abort,turn lite green or yellow ,at size of a pea,any ideas, lack of
certain minerals in the soil? Thanks George
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 JUN 04 by George Mander
Hello Jack,
As I had you in my E-mail book I answered you directly, but I will also write my reply here for the benefit of others who might be interested>

I myself had many blind shootes this spring, but mainly on big roses. The experts say that is is the "Rose Midge" a tiny caterpillar. Will search on Google now and try to find some literature for you.

Yes I was right and I found it on Google (THE BEST). Google Link on my links page.
Here my search results :
http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22rose+midge%22&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Check out the third one down :
rose midge bud damage closeup
Those images are exactly as some of my roses looked.

Best regards,
George Mander

http://www3.telus.net/georgemander
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