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#3263471 - 06/07/13 12:47 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: Football Hunter]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
Did you look inside those curled up leaves? It could be an insect pest like an aphid causing the leaves to curl. Have you sprayed any pesticides on the trees this year?
yep,neem oil


It is possible that you killed off the natural predators of the aphids that are now causing damage. They will be down inside the leaves that are curled, making spraying next to impossible, unless you uncurl each leaf and spray inside them.

See if there are aphids inside the curled leaves. Also look for ants going up and down the tree tending these aphids.
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#3263475 - 06/07/13 12:55 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Sorry, not to hijack, but speaking of ants...I've always had a problem with them. What can I do?
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#3263526 - 06/07/13 02:02 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: BlountArrow]
Diehard Hunter
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Where are the ants? Are they large ones tiny ones? The type of ant determines the control method.

Edited by Diehard Hunter (06/07/13 02:03 PM)
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#3263606 - 06/07/13 05:01 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Small ones...running up and down the trunk and branches.
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#3263636 - 06/07/13 06:02 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
Small ones...running up and down the trunk and branches.


They are tending aphids for the sugar they produce. Kill the aphids and the ants go away.
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#3263729 - 06/07/13 08:21 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Should the neem oil kill the aphids you're referring to? This is my first year using it and my first application was about a week ago.

I should also post a pic of my Winesap that looks like FH's tree (they're twins) but it was that way before I sprayed.


Edited by BlountArrow (06/07/13 08:21 PM)
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#3263767 - 06/07/13 09:13 PM Re: Apple tree ? [Re: BlountArrow]
Diehard Hunter
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The problem with killing the aphids is getting the treatment to them. They are down in the curled leaves. Yes it will kill them...even a soap solution will kill them, it is just very hard to get it on them without uncurling the leaves and spraying inside them.
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