I am pretty certain the problem is wooly aphid as the tree has white fluffy wool type stuff on branches & trunk. The trees leaves are also a bit spotty but they are starting to fall of anyway. My dwarf royal gala does not seem to have been effected. Please let me know what I can do now and in the future to have healthy trees that will provide a good crop. The trees are in their 4th year. Thanks for your help.
08 May 2014 01:52 AM
To help control woolly aphids on apple trees, firstly - dispose of any fallen/affected leaves in the bin (you don't want the problem to spread). Then try Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray. Spray thoroughly over the pest and plant, ensuring complete coverage of both. This product is a contact spray and needs to contact the insect for it to be effective. You may need to reapply, depending on how bad the infestation is. All the best! Regards, Tammy Yates Horticulturist