aphids on stone fruit

BYOC.RYANMarch 18, 2013

what should i do the trees are blooming and the new leafs are warped up like little burritos i am not trying to kill the bees

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lakewoodfarm(7a)

try neem oil. I have found it to be effective against aphids, I don't think it is toxic to bees

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
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lakewoodfarm(7a)

also try wrapping trunk of tree with tape coated with tangle trap. this blocks the ants from climbing onto tree. the ants protect the aphids from their natural predators. with the ants out of the picture, the aphids will be eaten by natural predators such as lady bugs.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:54PM
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ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)

+1 neem oil. It's good stuff.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 5:39PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

aphids are easily washed away a thunder storm wind rain water aphids are gone.
Use garden hose wash tree down the more coming out hose best. You back off with pressure washer 10 feet from any foliage and cover tree leaves couple times they be all gone when tree drys inspect for population count you be surprised.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 6:25PM
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BYOC.RYAN

thanks for the ideas i will be spraying with the garden hose and if that doesn't work neem oil . i would wrap for ants but i don't see any. Thanks you guys are more help than the nursery were i buy the trees lol

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 10:40AM
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