Aphids are one of the most common pests. She destroys the plants, sucking their juice. Because of the venom excreted by it, the leaves curl and die. Insect is a carrier of diseases harmful to garden crops. The peak of activity occurs in May - July. During the summer season it can give up to 50 generations. Such a number of pests can destroy the entire crop.
The use of vinegar to combat aphids
You can destroy the pest mechanically - washing it off with water, removing it with your hands, but such methods are ineffective. You can resort to the help of insects and birds that eat it. To do this in the garden to place the feeders, sow grass, attracting beneficial insects. It will be possible to defeat the pest with the help of various preparations for its destruction. There are special chemicals - Strela, Fitoverm, Intovir and other drugs. However, they are expensive and toxic, besides special tools may not always be at hand.
For the same purpose, you can use vinegar. It is absolutely safe, and due to its low cost it is available. The natural product does not affect the development of the plant, does not require special skills during spraying.
Acetic acid solutions are suitable for spraying fruit trees, currant bushes, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, pepper, dill, and flower processing. Spraying should be carried out at intervals of 3-7 days, then - as needed. In most cases, it is sufficient to process the cultures once every 3 weeks. In addition, vinegar can fully replace fungicides. This is the prevention and treatment of fungal diseases of plants.
Recipes for processing plants from aphids
The amount of acetic acid in the spray solution depends on its concentration. You can use table vinegar, apple cider vinegar and essence. Table acid is considered to be 9% acid. The following proportions are required:
- table - 1 teaspoon mixed with 1 liter of water;
- apple - 1 liter of water - 1 tablespoon;
- Acetic essence - 1-2 tablespoons - 10 liters of water.
To better adhere the solution to the plant and enhance its properties, you can add detergent or grated household or tar soap. This will prevent insects from escaping, and will also protect against rinsing the solution in case of rain. Enough 3 tablespoons per 10 liters of the prepared mixture. It is best to spray with a spray gun, carefully treating the plants from above and below, without missing a single sheet. You can use a regular watering can, but it is less convenient. Spraying should be carried out in the morning or evening, avoiding the scorching sun.
Can not be used to process pure vinegar. This will cause burns on the treated plant. For a person is fraught with poisoning and damage to the skin and mucous membranes. Applying acid, you should protect your eyes.
Vinegar solution - affordable and effective tool to combat aphids. Its quick and easy to cook. This method is used by many gardeners because of its availability and efficiency. He destroys aphids quickly enough. The tool can be a decent substitute for expensive and toxic insecticides.It is important to follow the specified proportions and follow the recommendations.