Aphids

Aphids on a rose stem
Aphids are small sap sucking insects which attack a broad range of plants.  They come in different colours, like green, orange, black and grey and are mostly 2-3mm long.  They breed at an extraordinary rate and are usually seen in large clusters on fresh new growth. Sap sucking weakens the new growth and can cause distortion as plant tissue develops.  Sooty mould often develops as large colonies of aphids will produce significant amounts of honeydew.

Aphids can also transmit viruses so it is particularly important to control them on plants which are vulnerable to viral problems eg. tomatoes and strawberries.

Plants Attacked A wide range including roses, stone fruit, citrus, orchids, annuals, herbs, vegetables, flowering ornamentals, bulbs etc…

Aphids on dipladenia with honeydew building up on leaves
 

 

Organic Control Methods for Aphids

  • Apply Eco-Oil ensuring good coverage over affected plants.
  • Apply Eco-Neem and again aim for good coverage on plants.

 

 



ECO-NEEM 100ml

ECO-NEEM 100ml

Eco-Neem is a registered organic insecticide for the control of a broad range of chewing and sucking insects including: caterpillars, curl grubs, gras

$19.95

ECO-OIL

ECO-OIL

Eco-Oil is a registered organic miticide and insecticide. It controls a range of problem insects including scale, aphids, two-spotted mite, whitefly a

From $14.95

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