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Currant blister aphid is common on red, white and black-currants. It causes distorted growth which is very noticeable, although the plant’s vigour and ability to bear fruit is not greatly affected.
Currant blister aphid is one of a number of aphids that attack currant. It is a sap-sucking insect that infests the lower leaf surface in early summer and causes leaf distortion on currant plants.
Pesticides for gardeners (Adobe Acrobat pdf document outlining pesticides available to gardeners)
AphidsAphid predatorsBlackcurrant big bud miteCurrant and gooseberry leaf spotCurrant aphidsFruit aphidsGooseberries, red and white currantsHedgerow fruit
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