Avocado Trees
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Young Avocado pest

Zone Northland, New Zealand | Drew Barlow added on December 31, 2017 | Answered

White sticky foam on stem of young avocado (one metre tall planted just 3 months ago). When wiped off leaves neat row of holes. See photos. Any help identifying and curing would be most welcome! I've just sprayed with soapy water for now... Drew

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 31, 2017

It is hard to know without seeing the culprit... but by your description, it sounds like a spittlebug. I use neem oil for such applications. just don't spray when the sun is bright. overcast is the best time.

Here is a link to articles with more solutions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/

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