The Conifer Aphid
Has anyone encountered this problem, in my line of work i have found this to be a an increasing problem, it can totally decimate whole hedges, or large parts of the hedge, many people are unaware of this bug which unlike other aphids feeds on the older wood and not on the young growth, they are very difficult to see, but a sure sign is noticing sooty mold about two to three inches from the tip, its not untill early to mid summer that signs of this can be seen and can be to late, the only way to deal with this problem is to spray with bugkiller, dont like using pesticides myself but its the only way to eradicate this problem,the best time really i have found is to spray in feb may and aug, a good way to check is to put your hands into the hedge and see what comes out, also look for black sooty mold, they are normally dark brown.
- 25 Apr, 2010
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