Aphid of Lathyrus

Disease Information

Aphids

Symptomsand damage

Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long, slender mouth parts that they use to pierce stems, leaves, and other tender plant parts and suck out plant fluids.

Low to moderate numbers of leaf-feeding aphids are usually not damaging in gardens or on trees. However, large populations cause curling, yellowing, and distortion of leaves and stunting of shoots. They can also produce large quantities of a sticky exudates known as honeydew, which often turns black with the growth of a sooty mold fungus.

Management

Biological control: or natural enemies can be very important in the control of aphids.

Chemical Control: Insecticidal soap, neem oil, and narrow-range oil (e.g., supreme or superior parafinic-type oil) provide temporary control if applied to thoroughly cover infested foliage.and use Examples of Insecticides (Acephate – Cyfluthrin – Imidacloprid- Insecticidal Soap .

 



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