The arrival of spring and summer attracts aphids and other pests
Almost all farmers have suffered in their farms an attack of aphids. It is one of the most common pests. The plague of aphids is accompanied by a plague of ants that become their allies and defenders in front of their predators.
The aphids cause many problems to the plants by their way of feeding, since they use its sucking beak to absorb the sap from the leaves. The damage comes from a part of the poor nutrition of the plant, but also because the aphid secretes a substance that prevents photosynthesis and therefore aggravates more the situation.
The aphids with a general size of 3 millimeters, are a great transmitters of viruses, since they sting an infected plant and when they Sting another healthy one, they inject the virus to it.
And another important consequence of the plague of aphids is that it is accompanied by a plague of ants. The relation generated between both is perfect: the molasses that the aphids secrete is the perfect food for the ants and these protect them from its predators.
There are different types of aphids, the best known is the green aphid, which attacks the most common vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce and peppers. They also attack fruit trees, citrus fruits, such as lemon, orange and roses, so we can say that the aphid adapts to all types of vegetables, whether ornamental plants, fruit trees, horticultural plants, and also in weeds.
How could the plague be detected?
With the arrival of spring, it is convenient to observe our plants, since it is a common pest in spring and summer.
We can see the aphids, but we can also see the rolled and sticky leaves, especially the tender and young shoots that they prefer more.
To eliminate the aphids it is convenient to eliminate the weeds, since they use it to take refuge. If you detect the attack of the aphid in its first stages and it is a weak attack, the leaves and the damaged buds can be cut.
How could we strengthen plants against attacks?
A natural and efficient solution to strengthen the plant is essential to reduce the damage caused by this type of pests. Modern agriculture, environment and society are demanding an alternative to chemicals for the control of pests and diseases of crops.
TARSSUS could be used to strengthen your crops when these are affected by an attack of pests such as aphids.