Mealy bug on apple trees

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Barbara Kenny asked 6 years ago

Having tried unsuccessfully for three years to eradicate this disease from my cordon apple trees, we eventually dug them up this spring. They were in the best location ( South facing wall) so I would like to try planting other fruit trees, maybe a fig. Could this disease recur? Do you have other recommendations?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The problem you had was an insect pest called ‘woolly aphid’, a form of greenfly, that can be cleared using a systemic garden insectide, repeated as necessary.

It does not affect other fruit crops. 

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