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By Carjam

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

broad beans covered in blackfly on plant and pods, best way to rid of the pests



pinch the tips out and spray with a soap solution to kill them.

21 Jun, 2010


thanks seaburngirl, [i like that name] have tried this , but, has not worked.

21 Jun, 2010


Spraying with soap solution needs to be fairly frequent, and very thorough. It will kill any of the blackfly it directly touches, but those you miss will repopulate the plant in as little as three days. Neem oil is almost the only organic remedy to have residual effect, but it is slow acting by itself.

22 Jun, 2010


Soap and water or the hose just as SBG says works for me

22 Jun, 2010


Thanks to SBG, Drc726, and Tugbrethi, have now tried this, I think my problem was, I didnot spray fairly frequent and thorough. So you live and learn from your mistakes, and, other peoples knowledge. Thanks for your advice..

22 Jun, 2010


Lol Carjam - 30 years ago I panicked because my potatoes plants had flowers on them.

22 Jun, 2010

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