Lemon Trees

Lemon tree

Zone Howick 2013 | Bob Manson added on January 22, 2018 | Answered

The bug on my tree is just under a centimetre and is round. Can’t see evidence of chewing but some leaf curl. New crop seems ok. When squeezed they bleed an orange red colour. Beneath the hard top minute tendrils go all the way round almost like a tiny mushroom

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Answered on January 23, 2018

This sounds like a but called scale. This is a common infection. This link will take you to ways to make your own pest control: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/

This article will give you more information about scale: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

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