Garden Insects

What do aphids do to plants?

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2007-07-08 01:32:37

These little pests- which can come in a multitude of colors-

suck the sap of plants. This both weakens the plant and can deform

it. Buds sometimes cannot open. The sticky honeydew they leave

behind attracts sooty mold which covers the leaves, looks unsightly

and would affect the plant's ability to photosynthesize. Also they

can spread viruses as they pierce the plant and allow the disease

access.



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