Day #116, Aphind on cotton leaves

116, June 26

 

Why regular inspection of cotton plants is important.

From the top, this Upland cotton leaf looks healthy

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but the underside is hosting aphids.

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These photos are typical of what is happening.  In this temperate climate, aphids are common. One easy to take measure is to water the soil, and not the foliage, a step not heretofore taken. The problem is not yet catastrophic, and with a bit or research will be controlled.

 

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