Plum Curly Leaf - Knowledgebase Question

Kelseyville, CA
Question by bjacre
March 31, 2000
What do I do for curly leaf on my plum tree?


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Answer from NGA
March 31, 2000

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Curly leaf on plum, prune and cherries are caused by the feeding of black aphids. These pests attack early in the spring as the new leaves are emerging. Now is the time to watch for and treat the problem. Two applications of Insecticidal Soap about ten days apart should be all that is necessary to control the aphids. I would pick off and discard any of the curled leaves before spraying.

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