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Topic: What is this on the leaf?
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Flutterby

4/19/2017 3:16:12 PM
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Sep 2007
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What is this on the leaf?

I have this whitish stuff on the underside of many leaves of my pepper plants.  
 
Does it have anything to do with aphids? I had bad infestations of aphids on these plants all winter, but it lessened over time. I haven't seen any for a while now, thanks in part to a few resident ladybugs.  
 
I had picked these affected (with ?) off all winter thinking they it might be related to the aphids, but now I am wondering. Aphids love the flowers and usually gather there, but I am not seeing any on them either.  
 
Is it anything to be concerned about?

kärlek

4/19/2017 4:53:22 PM
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Aug 2011
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Mealy?

Kind of looks like mealy bug eggs, google it. Could be something entirely different though.

Tracelee

4/19/2017 8:38:33 PM
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Jun 2009
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Q-tips and Rubbing Alcohol

I have had mealy bug infestations before... if the plants aren't too big and you have the patience, you can dip a qtip in rubbing alcohol and swipe them off. The alcohol kills them and then just wipe the leafs off with a damp cloth.  
 
Works like a charm!

Flutterby

4/20/2017 10:15:19 AM
Member since:
Sep 2007
Total posts:970

Thanks. I will check that out & then try that solution.

 
 
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