Aphids Thrive in Cool Temperatures

January 24, 2019

Scout regularly for signs of insects and disease. Treat or remove infested or infected plants immediately. Aphids are a common pest in cooler, damp conditions, so become familiar with ideal insect situations to ward off infestations.

Aphids on an indoor citrus tree.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

If you are growing edible crops, be thoughtful about the treatments and chemicals you use. Avoid any systemic insecticide or fungicide on edible plants. Systemic products are absorbed into the internal plant tissues and may persist for long periods to provide ongoing insect- or disease-killing effects.

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