Aphids Alert

Symptoms:

Symptoms appear as young leaves curled down and inward, with honeydew and sooty mold on foliage.

Who Am I?

Aphids are small insects that are less active in winter. Aphids are mostly carried by winds and some have the ability to fly. They are a major vector for dozens of viruses.

Control Measures

The following are a few generic names of products found throughout large parts of the world and frequently used against aphids: Imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, acetamiprid, thiachloprid, Flonicamid, pymetrozine, sulfoxaflor, and cypermethrin

Azadirachtin, pyrethrum, neem oil, potassium salts of fatty acids, and tea tree oil

Introduce a parasitoid wasp such as Aphidius Colemani to you field.

Products based on the fungus Beauveria bassiana are good bio-insecticides.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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