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Zone Aberdeen Tasmania 7310 | nanddboyle added on December 2, 2017 | Answered

I have some black looking bug type things on the leaves and branches of my tree. They are difficult to remove, I had to scrape them slightly but I can not find out what it is. The tree is approximately 3 years old and I have had two small crops it looks very healthy apart from some of the leaves that have been eaten by wallabys.

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Answered on December 3, 2017

This could be a type of scale, or mealybug. It would help to have a picture for identification. There are a few things that you can do to help smother them, though. Neem oil is a good way to do so, as long as you do not apply in direct sun.

This set of articles will give you more ways to control insect issues: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/

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