sunflower disease - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by BWeissmann
July 18, 2010
My sunflowers have developed a white foam underneath the blooms. What is this, and how can I treat it?

Answer from NGA
July 18, 2010
Sounds like an invasion of spittlebugs. These are so named because of the bubbles they produce as a protective coating against the sunshine and to hide from predatory insects. You can hose them off with a strong stream of water from the hose and that should be the end of them.

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