Thursday, 12 May 2016

Ladybirds

I have not sprayed the Scots pines this year as I am hoping for the natural predators to help me out.


So far the aphids are winning - but each pine is getting more and more ladybirds to manage the aphid population. They seem to eat until they are so full and then fall off and sleep.


The ant herders seem to also fight off the ladybirds - which is limiting their effectiveness.

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