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Scale Insect on Blackcurrant Branches

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By Darren8


Scale Insect on Blackcurrant Branches (Coccoidea)

Took a fairly close-up pic of scale insects, or rather their protective shells



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If that was me I would prune right back ot then . dabbing individual pests with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab or neem-based leaf shine will also work when infestations are light.

28 Sep, 2018

 

I'd like your photo Darren8, but scale. Ugh. Good advice from 3d. If you can find it a wash down with Safer's Soap also works...but scale is tough stuff. good luck, hope your currant gets better.

29 Sep, 2018

 

Thanks for all advice! I'm in the process of cutting right down & clearing any dead stuff. Neem oil on the GC shopping list

29 Sep, 2018

 

That's the best the neem oil should do the trick Daz.

29 Sep, 2018



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