what are these on my plums???

mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)July 21, 2013

I noticed that some of the new leaves on my plums were curling up.

This is what I found on the underside.

Any help?????

Mike

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applenut_gw

Aphids: spray with insecticidal soap.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 1:05AM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

I've had aphids earlier. They were larger and green/gold colored. Didn't realize these were too.

Thanx, Mike

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:20AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Yeah I found white looking ones on peppers. Soap works, Lady bugs love them, so i'm happey everytime I see them. And soap doesn't hurt lady bugs btw.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:36AM
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canadianplant

Watch out for the ant population as well. Ants basically farm aphids (they love the "honeydew" they produce). You may have to deal with the ants, which should help eliminate aphids.

Try to attract lady bugs as well.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:37AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

" Try to attract lady bugs as well."

Any idea how? Next year I'm adding some flowers to my garden to attract beneficial insects. I found some sites, and looked for info on what to plant. Here is one site of many, great prices for seeds...

Here is a link that might be useful: Flowers for Beneficial Insects

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 9:13AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Aphids can come in black, white, grey, green, red and probably others I have not seen. The standard plum aphid is the green one in my climate, I only get those leaf curling guys on my cherries.

Scott

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 2:46PM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

Thanx all. I did notice some ants but did not connect the two.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 4:53PM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

I WILL POST AS NEW POST

This post was edited by mes111 on Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 11:49

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 10:13AM
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