Growing roses - one of the favorite flowers of the beautiful half of humanity - is painstaking and at the same time favorite business of most gardeners. The stunning aroma combined with the gorgeous view of these beautiful flowers with their huge variety enchant and fascinate.
Aphids are a dangerous enemy for roses
Sometimes the process of admiring overshadows the emergence of aphid on roses. How to deal with such a malicious pest, in a few moments tightly clinging to the stems of a plant and ruthlessly sucking nutritious juices from it?
It is regrettable that during the season to attack roses this insect is capable of several times, and the harm is not isolated its members and entire groups that are densely deposited on the plant. Especially quickly this attack develops in hot dry weather, particularly April and may. If there are aphids on roses how to fight? Photos show all the danger and mass character of such an enemy, who in a matter of days is able to destroy the plant.
What does a rose infested look like?
On roses, aphids affected, painful to watch. The plant appears to be in the thrall infested green light or body weight. The leaves become sticky, deformed, lose their Shine and natural color, the buds do not open and look wilted. When extracting the juice, the aphid sticks to the rose stalk with a proboscis. Nectar is released, which, in turn, provokes the appearance of a fungus that forms black spots. It is noticed that if there are hordes of ants under the bushes (feeding on the honeydew produced by this small pest), it means that a white aphid appeared on the roses. How to deal with such a malicious pest? These insects breed very quickly, the adult female is able to lay about 250 eggs per day. Therefore, in order to avoid the mass appearance of aphids on roses, protective measures should be taken in a timely manner.
Preventive control measures
Many growers notice that at the beginning of summer aphid often appears on roses. How to deal with these small insects? This question interests many gardeners, because it becomes relevant in the spring and summer season. How to get rid of aphids? Of course, it is desirable to prevent its occurrence. Preventive measures should be carried out at the stage of the acquisition of rose seedlings. You need to choose strong plants with at least three stems, healthy leaves and a well-established root system with a large number of adventitious roots. It is logical that a strong plant has fewer opportunities to get sick. To reduce these chances by several times, it is recommended to plant roses in combination with other plants that the aphid does not tolerate. For example, it can be lavender planted around the perimeter of the rose garden, onion or marigold, characterized by a specific harsh aroma. Aphid also has natural enemies: the ladybirds and their larvae. Earwigs, golden-eyed eyes and hoverlings willingly eat it. To attract natural enemies aphids can be planted with mustard, dill, cumin, daisies, violets, the smell of which attracts them. Sparrows and titmouses won't refuse aphids. To attract them to the site, you can install troughs and drinkers.
The green aphids on roses? How to deal with it, everyone should know the grower. Recommended near rose bushes to plant more attractive to harmful insect mallow, poppy, nasturtium and Cosmo. Green aphids apart from roses like to live on fruit shrubs and trees, roses and many houseplants. Black aphids attack garden cornflowers and legumes.
With a small infestation of aphids rose bushes last you can release manually. It is recommended to wear gloves and carefully remove insects from the stems and buds. Aphids can be washed off the directional pressure of the water (for example, from a hose). This should be done carefully so as not to break the plant.
Aphids on roses: how to fight?
Folk remedies in the fight against aphids, time-tested and people-these are drugs that can be prepared independently, so to speak, from scrap materials. In the fight against aphids, you can use soapy water, which should be sprayed with roses for several days. The composition of the soap means: 1 tablespoon of rubbed soap, diluted in a liter of water. Buds can be washed in a soapy solution. This should be done very carefully so as not to break them. Each shoot is required to be lowered into a container with soapy water and gently rinse off. The method is quite effective, true, painstaking. Onion peel is effective, which should be poured with hot water. The resulting solution of roses can be processed after a day. A soap-and-soap composition is also used, which requires about 0.5 kg of cleaning to be drawn in 2 liters of boiling water for about 2 days, after which liquid soap should be added to the filtered solution (before foam formation).
If aphid appeared on roses, how to deal with it with a bow? You can use onion solution. To make it, you need to take 30 grams of onion (or garlic), insist for 24 hours in a liter of water, add 3-4 grams of soap and spray the resulting solution of the plant.
Quite a serious problem florist is aphid on roses. How to fight? Folk remedies suggest the use of garlic shooters and stepsons on tomatoes, the appearance of which coincides with the appearance of aphids. To do this, the green mass of these crops is required to be filled with water, infused for 24 hours, filtered, and then treated with the infusion of roses for a week.
Other folk methods of dealing with aphids
Effective decoction of nettle, which should be within a few days to spray the affected areas. Proven folk remedy are ash or tobacco, which is enough to sprinkle on the soil in dry form and watered. Eye-catching odor expelled aphids in the garden just a few days. Wood ash can serve as the basis of an effective solution, which is a while you should spray the plant. To do this, 2 cups of ash should be diluted in 10 liters of water, insist night, and then the roses. Similarly, you can use a solution of tobacco, which in a liter of water is needed to dissolve 40 grams. After a day add another litre of water and the resulting solution sprayed the rose bushes.
40 drops of iodine and 2 tablespoons of soda, diluted in 10 liters of water - is also quite an effective means recommended for spraying the bushes, stuck round the aphids. Spraying is desirable to carry out in the evening, after sunset.
For some reason you receive the aphids on the roses? How to deal with this small, but numerous enemy? To deal with aphids, a provocateur of the appearance of which is the moisture deficit or an excessive amount of fertilizer, the ineffectiveness of the above methods you can use insecticides sold in any flower shop. The treatment is recommended in dry weather, in the evening. Enough to handle the plant the recommended proportion, and aphids will be forced to leave.
Preference should be given to drugs which are suitable for treatment of roses and vineyards. Of course, there is a risk of damage to the plants or flowers growing nearby, so use the chemical substance should be very carefully. The most popular insecticides "spark", "Aktara", "Cinmax", "INTA-VIR", "Decis", "Fitofarm, "S-30", "Malathion".
It is worth remembering that chemical treatment has a number of drawbacks; it is the impossibility of using rose petals in cooking and cosmetic purposes, the danger to fruits and vegetables growing nearby, and the addiction of pests to preparations, which makes them further immune. Therefore, in the fight against aphids, it is better to use methods that carry minimal risk to both the roses themselves and the surrounding plants. It would be advisable to use exactly folk methods that are sparing and without the content of chemistry.