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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm    Post subject: Aphids are not pests. Reply with quote

Should we reconsider the benefits of Aphids in your garden, most aphids are host specific feeding on specific plants while other's are confined to a specific genus only, They are fussy little things, when you think about it they provide important nutrition for ants and other pollinators, honeydew collected by honey bees during a time when forage is scarce. They are an important source of food for insects and birds, Aphids also help plants grow by feeding mycorrhizae with their honeydew. Maybe its time to think outside the box,
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