Aphids

deb1955July 21, 2011

This may be a silly question but is there any soil treatment I can begin either in the fall or spring to prevent aphids on next year's tomato crop?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's not a silly question, but the answer is "no". Aphids do not reside in the soil, nor do they lay eggs in soil. The best thing you can do is maintain a healthy soil system by top dressing with active compost (or other organic matter) occasionally. Next year, avoid excessive nitrogen that might encourage excessive vegetative growth...always an aphid magnet.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 11:31PM
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deb1955

Thank you and yes I did learn the excessive nitrogen lesson this year with my veggies.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 9:38AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Or a blast from the hose with wash them off.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 7:28PM
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