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24-05-2012, 17:33   #1
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aphids damage

these little pests have turned my lovely green sitka spruce plantation into a bronze/yellow plantation now,they must be like the locusts in africa,anyone else with this problem?
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24-05-2012, 19:48   #2
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these little pests have turned my lovely green sitka spruce plantation into a bronze/yellow plantation now,they must be like the locusts in africa,anyone else with this problem?
hope you dont mind me asking what part of the country is your plantation in?
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24-05-2012, 22:32   #3
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in n.kerry greenfingers
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24-05-2012, 23:38   #4
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I had that problem a few years ago in one section. Isn't water-logged soil a cause? Neighbour's drain got blocked
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25-05-2012, 08:45   #5
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dont know about that now but my forestry in lowland and gets a fair amount of water runoff of the surrounding higher land but drainge is good enuf after a few days,just to add a lot of springs in this area too

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25-05-2012, 23:52   #6
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had quietened down for a couple of years with the extreme cold winters, but the past mild winter I've noticed it seems to be a problem again. Saw it last week in Cork and Clare on some plantations. The following should be of interest
http://www.coford.ie/media/coford/co...ects/Aphid.pdf
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