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Q.black eggs under leaf of chard

Zone 9a | alwaysgarden added on May 31, 2012 | Answered

I grow in large wine barrels, organically, and have noticed my chard getting huge leaves. When harvesting this morning, I noticed small round black (eggs?) with stickiness on the under side of most all leaves. I also have ladybugs. . . are these their larva? If not, any idea what they are? There are clusters and some spread out. Would love to allow ladybugs to hatch. . . but it’s kinda icky on produce. I live in N. Cal. Very hot and dry climate. . . any ideas would be welcome.
Thank you

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Answered on June 2, 2012

It may be aphids since you mention stickiness on the undersides of leaves, as this would be from the honeydew they secrete. Neem oil is a good treatment for this and is both safe to use and effective. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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