Non-Chemical Aphid Control - Knowledgebase Question

Hicksville, NY
Question by Fluke031
July 5, 1998
I have 7 tomato plants, 8 pepper plants, cucumbers, zucchini and eggplant. Problem is aphids.They are pretty heavy into the tomatoes and peppers, but not a problem on the other plants. I used insecticidal soap, but lost many flowers and immature fruits. I purchased ladybugs, they seem to work a little, but fly off in a day or two. Is there any way to keep the ladybugs on the plants longer, and any other non-chemical alternative to the aphid problem?


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Answer from NGA
July 5, 1998

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as Tanglefoot.

Finally, healthy vigorous plants will withstand insect attacks best and sometimes a little damage is acceptable. If your aphid problem is not too severe, the next good rainstorm should do a lot to help knock them down. In the meantime, good luck with your plants!
as Tanglefoot.

Finally, healthy vigorous plants will withstand insect attacks best and sometimes a little damage is acceptable. If your aphid problem is not too severe, the next good rainstorm should do a lot to help knock them down. In the meantime, good luck with your plants!

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