Integrated Pest Management
Successful IPM begins with correct identification of the pest. Only then can a selection of appropriate IPM methods and materials be made.
The Aphids are back. Class Insecta, Order Hemiptera
Aphids seem to find their way into every garden. They are small, soft-bodied insects that feed by sucking the nutrient-rich liquids out of plants. In large numbers, they can weaken plants significantly, harming flowers and fruit. Aphids multiply quickly, so it’s important to get them under control before reproduction starts. Many generations can occur in one season.
For more information, management and control, go to http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7404.html