Greetings and thank's in advance for any assistance. I am new here and a newby, personal MM grower.
I had a thrip issue that I treated with the Monterey Garden Spray (Spinosad) at week 5 of flowering. The thrips seemed to be fairly localized in one section of plants, I treated the entire garden however. At the same time, the lights (1K watt HPS) were lowered down to a radiant leaf temp of about 90F. at the recommendation of what I thought to be an expert. I had them about 10" higher prior to the recommendation.
Something went bad. Plants took a serious dive over the next week with several standing dead (these seem to be the same plants that were suffering the worst of the thrip infestation) Leaves yellow from tip, working inward and the leaves are flat out croaking in place. In retrospect, I think the thrips were hurting my ladies much less than I did.
The buds are within several days of harvest and are still very dense and looking good. The plants look like death.
Did I kill them with the Spinosad? I observed the mix ratio and application directions very carefully. Obviously, I have done something stupid.
Thank you all so much for any insight.