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Currants are affected by more than 13 species of aphids in Ukraine

Published Apr 11, 2023

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There are more than 13 species of aphids on currants and gooseberries in Ukraine. The most common aphids are currant, gooseberry, currant, and large currant aphids. Ksenia Bannikova, a specialist in the department of phytosanitary safety, seed production and nurseries of the State Production and Consumer Service, notes this in an article in the magazine "Gardening in Ukrainian".

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She notes that overwintering eggs are counted in early spring during the swelling of the buds (before they begin to bloom) or in the fall after the leaves fall. For this, 5–10 one- or two-year-old shoots are marked or cut in different parts of the counting bushes and aphid eggs are counted on them, carefully inspecting the surface of the bark, the base and axils of the buds. We will remind you that four-legged mites ...
Source: Agrotimes
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