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NC State Extension

Balsam Twig Aphid

More insecticides are used to control the balsam twig aphid than any other pest in Fraser fir grown in western North Carolina. Scouting is key to twig aphid management. Managing ground covers are important in providing a habitat for predators.

Online Information

CTN 19: Balsam Twig Aphid on Fraser Fir – fact sheet with life cycle, scouting, threatment thresholds, and pesticide choices

Focus on Aphid Control – includes control of twig aphids and Cinara aphids

Pest Predators – many of which feed on twig aphids

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