Table Rock Tea Company announced a big problem in their greenhouse with aphids, which seems to appear in the tight space. The tea is so sensitive to the sun that it precludes us from using any horticultural oils.
They usually start around the beginning of May when all that new growth comes out, which makes it ideal for the aphids. They are a commercial greenhouse so they have certain licenses that let them do things that other people do not. But the way these both work they use them alternatively and the life cycle of an aphid is roughly um 7 to 10 days.
So what you need to do is to wipe out at least two or three life cycles so that you swipe not just the old one but also the eggs and that you will wiping out the problem and so use these in succession uh every seven to ten days.
So now when you see them you need to treat them.
we're going to treat them. Usual first line of defense is to start with azera. This is a concentrated liquid and it's very brown and kind of sludgy looking it's three quarters of an ounce per gallon. That's the concentration that they use for tea to avoid aphids and the way azera works is that it stays on the plant a little longer so the aphid is going to ingest it and essentially it ruptures its gut so it takes a little time.
But the other thing too is that azira sticks to the leaf more so if you apply azera and some of those eggs hatch and those babies and start to feed on it they'll die as well, so do like it for that purpose it gives a little bit of a longevity to it and that is the mechanism is a rupturing of.
Organic stuff the neem oils and stuff don't work, but don't be scared actually those two products if you look them up they're really very close cousins to organics so it's like a pyrethrin based.