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June 24, 2013
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JoAnne Skelly: Aphid infestations seem especially bad this year

“My plants are covered with black bugs.” “My tree’s leaves are all curled up.” “There’s sticky goo under my trees.” These are a few of the comments I’m receiving. A reader named Patricia wrote, “Is there a reason this year has been particularly bad regarding aphid infestations? We’ve often had trouble with them infesting our two small nectarine trees. We try to get to them early and stay on top of them, but this year those small green aphids just would not stop. I’ve resorted to just spraying the trees with water every other day to keep the aphids at …

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