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what is sweaty feet disease?

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By Wibble

United Kingdom Gb

I have noticed this all over Hampshire and Sussex: The smell of sweaty feet coming from viburnum tinus. They subsequently die and infect the soil. Is there a cure?


On plant viburnum tinus


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Have you got Vine weevil?. We had it about 3 years ago. Wisley has said the Weevil are getting bigger. We dug them up and burnt them. The smell was like rotting potatoes.

18 Apr, 2009

 

YUK!!!!

18 Apr, 2009

 

oh i thought it was my husbands feet !!

18 Apr, 2009

 

SK - you're too far away to be able to smell mine :-)

18 Apr, 2009

 

Possibly Viburnum beetles, they do produce a very unpleasnt smell on the shrubs. Have the leaves got holes in them?

18 Apr, 2009

 

The smell is a result of the actions of Viburnum Leaf Beetle. I believe it is the result of the female laying her eggs in small holes on the underside of twigs. She covers the eggs in a mixture of chewed wood pulp and faeces - it is this heady mixture that gives off a foul smell during warm weather. If you have been unfortunate enough to smell a mangy dog ( I have!) then you would recognise the odour immediately. VILE.

23 Jun, 2009

 

Hi, I think this was answered on question 7455

14 Mar, 2010

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