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Posted by deb1955 4a (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 21, 11 at 7:20

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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RE: Aphids

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.

RE: Aphids

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

RE: Aphids

Or a blast from the hose with wash them off.

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