fepper Registered User
#1

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?

#2

fepper said:
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?

fepper Registered User
#3

in n.kerry greenfingers

pburns Registered User
#4

I had that problem a few years ago in one section. Isn't water-logged soil a cause? Neighbour's drain got blocked

fepper Registered User
#5

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

#6

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/content/publications/projectreports/cofordconnects/Aphid.pdf

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