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aphids on my beans


 
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molly-bronski
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: aphids on my beans Reply with quote

I noticed today that there are green insects clustered closely together on the upper leaves of my beans. I assume these are aphids. Are they harmful and what can i do to get rid of them? I can't resize my photo, so no picture, sorry
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadbeans?

Aphids/black fly love broadbeans and they are arriving on mine too. Time to get spraying with washingup liquid or a spray made up with boiled rhubarb leaves(which kills the buggers stone dead on the spot).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirpsycho - Have you made Walltoall aware of your findings on this? He was researching the rhubarb spray.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't quote me but I think if you pinch out the tops of brad beans it stops blackfly. Don't know about runners though.
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