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Q.I have 15 Eugenia trees planted one year ago. One has developed bumps on the stem. How do I treat this?

Zone Port Elizabeth | Smitpc added on November 3, 2018 | Answered

Would like to stop this spreading to the other trees…

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Answered on November 3, 2018

Those are a type of insect known as "scale". These are very aggressive, and develop a shell to protect it from pesticides. You will have to scrape off as many as you can and then treat with something such as neem oil, or other insecticides.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

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