The Pro Farmer

Aphids

Are around 2 mm length and are inhabiting plants in big colonies.

Aphids on tomato fruit
Aphids inhabiting squash leaf
Aphids on cucumber leaves

They also suck the liquids out of the leaves and disturb the plant’s growth, with the viruses they transfer into them.

Deformed leaves of squash caused by a virus

They secrete sticky honeydew, which black mold inhibits.

Black mold grows on honeydew secreted by aphids

It is recommended to use at least 4 kinds of different pesticides,

and alternate between them every 3 days, in order to overcome pest’s resistance,

and completely exterminate them.

For further information about this, read this post , and this post also.

Best pesticides for aphids,

Active ingredients:

1. Imidacloprid      

2. Acetamiprid      

3. Thiamethoxam 

4. Dinotefuran      

5. Flonicamid         

6. Pymetrozine      

7. Pirimicarb

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