• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Pest on apple tree?

 
Ruben Jaime
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was doing my rounds this morning and noticed something on my apple tree. Should I be worried?

I'm still very new at this. This is a Granny Smith apple tree that I've had in the ground for 3 months.

Thank you
image.jpg
[Thumbnail for image.jpg]
 
Eric Thompson
Posts: 365
Location: Bothell, WA - USA
10
duck food preservation solar trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Look like wooly aphid (the silkies of the aphid world!) Given time, they WILL take out your tree from the roots. Some apples are more susceptible than others, so check if you have a susceptible rootstock that risks the tree life more.

Many controls will work: ladybug, lacewing, wasps, birds, soap spray... tweezers!
 
Mateo Chester
Posts: 148
Location: Zone 4b
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I couldn't say for sure, but here is a site that's proven to be quite valuable to me... Hope it helps you out.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740
 
Henry Jabel
Posts: 58
2
forest garden fungi woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Deinately wooly aphid. Try attracting some of those predators mentioned above.

Hoverflies go crazy for saint johns wort when its flowering
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic