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Re: Spring-APHIDS


Hello There,
    Last year someone posted an anti-aphid formula, it worked well for me.
1tblsp of dish detergent + 1tblsp of cooking oil in a gallon of warm water:
shake well put into a spray bottle and spray plants as needed. Does anyone
else remember this?
     Ron
-----Original Message-----
From: BSteg46464@aol.com <BSteg46464@aol.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: Spring-APHIDS


>Mary... and all,
> Tell me more about the aphids on seedlings.  This is my third year to grow
>seedlings and for the first time I am really being bothered with what I
think
>are aphids.  With the naked eye, they look almost like tiny pearls; but
with a
>magnifying glass, I can see a separate head and body and white legs.  I
have
>been trying to get rid of them with insecticidal soap.  It seems to kill
them
>and then they turn dark, but a whole new crop seems to appear each day and
I
>am afraid of injuring the plants with too much soap.  I am also keeping a
fan
>on the plants.  Any suggestions - or might they be something other than
>aphids?
>
>Thanks
>Bev Stegeman
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