Grape Root Aphid Treatment – How To Recognize Phylloxera Symptoms

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Grape Root Aphid Treatment – How To Recognize Phylloxera Symptoms

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer When new to growing grapes, it may be very concerning to look at your dense grapevines one spring day and see what appears to be warts all over the grape leaves. This is a legitimate concern, as wart-like galls on grape leaves are a tell-tale sign of grape root aphids. What are grape root aphids? Continue reading for that answer, as well as grape root aphid treatment options. How to Recognize Phylloxera Symptoms Grape root aphids are not actually aphids. They are simply small insects that look like aphids and cause great destruction to their host plant – grapes. Grapevine aphids are scientifically known as grape Phylloxera or Daktulosphaira vitifoliae. They are small insects, which over winter as nymphs on grape roots beneath the soil. In spring, when soil temperatures stay consistently around 60 degrees F. (16 C.), the insects become active, feeding on grape

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