GARDENing VINE WEEVIL BUG OFF Take action now to rid your garden of pests the vine weevil, woolly aphid
and slug WOOLLY APHID
Impact of the pine woolly aphid
, Pineus pini (Macquart) (Homoptera:Adelgidae) on growth of Pinus patula seedlings in Tanzania.
It's a bug-eat-bug world out there - and that's a good thing if you're near an ash tree whose tender young leaves are being devoured by pesky white flies and woolly aphids
Studies of the balsam woolly aphid
, Adelges piceae (Ratz.
Because it is widely distributed, the woolly aphid
is generally blamed for most apple problems, including distorted fruit, although the damage it causes is to the vigour of the tree when the aphid enters cracks and crevices in the bark.
THE crab apple tree, like the other three, is probably 30 years old and I would have replaced it anyway, woolly aphids
2Clean down paths, fences and sheds as well as spraying fruit trees to rid them of algae, woolly aphid
and other pests.
It also seems to remove the protection from the elements which the leaves give to that other perennial pest, the grey woolly aphid
causes a waxy wool to appear on branches and trunks under which colonies of aphids live, causing corky galls which in turn leave cracks and allow infection of canker spores, which seem to be very prevalent this year.
Keep an eagle eye open for woolly aphid
colonies on apples and cut them out or rub them off as soon as you see them.
She also asks about woolly aphid
on her Christmas cactus which failed to flower this year.
The apple tree may have woolly aphid
- aphids that cover themselves in white wool that looks like a fungus.
These are typical colonies of Eriosoma lanigerum, the woolly aphid
, that can infest culinary and ornamental apples, cotoneasters and pyracanthas.
It acts by contact and systemic action against whitefly, greenfly, blackfly, mealy aphid and woolly aphid
, as well as vine weevil and lily beetle.
it's the dreaded woolly aphid
making a home for itself.