Garden Help Desk: Keeping aphids off your trees and plants via Daily Herald

Garden Help Desk: Keeping aphids off your trees and plants via Daily Herald

Garden Help Desk: Keeping aphids off your trees and plants via Daily Herald

Question: I think my peach tree has aphids, but how can I be sure?

A: Green peach aphids are the most common aphids on peach trees. They are small and can be difficult to detect, but their damage is very noticeable.

Some of the telltale signs of aphids are curling leaves at the tips of branches and twigs or a sticky coating called honeydew on the leaves. The sticky coating can attract nuisance pests or cause sooty black mold growth. Although these symptoms look distressing, aphids don’t really harm healthy trees. Very high aphid populations can also cause wilting, yellow leaves, stunted growth, premature leaf drop, deformed fruit, or staining on fruit in peach trees.

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