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Re: slow news day/ apple aphids

Good luck w/ the surgery Gene, it should be a routine thing but never fun
regardless.  Will put this on my list.

On 8/13/07, Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com> wrote:
> Theresa,
>    Could you not put on a pair of gloves and pick the aphids off... if the
> tree is still small enough to reach? That is our first preference here..
> pick the critters off first, squish them on the leaf, or failing that go
> for
> a spray.
>    We have noticed that since we began carrying trees and shrubs in the
> inventory we have more strange bugs than we ever knew existed. When you
> get
> inventory in from all over the US, heaven only knows what you end up with
> in
> spite of the rules about clean stock being shipped out. We have had to
> call
> agent from the state couple of times to ID a  pest so we could control it
> and not sell to a customer. Last year for tress and shrubs here, so will
> not
> have to deal with that one in the future.
>    Thanks for asking... next week I have outpatient sugary. Hernia
> repair..
> going to put in some mesh to keep me from popping out in the future. Other
> than that the normal old people things... cholesterol, aches and pains.
>    Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa W" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> > Wow- you have been busy!!  Sorry about the lost plants- that's hard. You
> > mentioned drs offices- nothing serious I hope??  Glad to hear you got
> some
> > writing done in the midst all off your chores.
> >
> > I have a new problem in my garden- I have woolly apple aphids on my
> young
> > apple tree.  Never had them before!!!  So, anybody know what to do about
> > them??
> >
> > Theresa
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