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Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #7997290

I was wondering if anyone else was having a problem with aphids this year? I don't know if I over fertilized causing luxurious growth or what. But those little devils were every where on a few plants. I sprayed first with neem oil which didn't do much. Then I used Insecticidal Soap. That seemed to help, but only last a couple of days. Any suggestions?
smokemaster
North Hills, CA

July 26, 2010
4:47 AM

Post #7997393

ladybugs and Green Lacewings or parasitic wasps.

http://www.tiptopbio.com/tech_bulletins.html

http://www.gardeningzone.com/
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7997479

Thanks smokemaster.
Quyen
Orange, CA
(Zone 10b)

July 26, 2010
1:59 PM

Post #7998533

Yep. First they were on my tomatoes. Then then were on my corn. But different colors!

Diluted palmolive soap solution works for me. They do come back but it's not that hard to spray them again. Of course, my garden is small so it's managable.

I have heard that canola oil or superfine horticulture oil also work well.
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #8014877

Thanks Quyen!

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