Lemon tree

Lemon    Somalia

Hi good afternoon, I have a problem in this lemon tree which exhibits a small spots on the leaves as you can see them right now. on the other hand I am in northern regions of Somalia, and we are in a very cold months recently, so what is wrong with this tree please help me. thank you very much Indeed.

Posted by: Aidarus (1 point) Aidarus
Posted: December 29, 2017


It looks like scale insect infestation. The insects suck sap from leaves, branches, and fruits resulting in yellowing of leaves and branches. Severe infestation leads to falling of leaves, fruits, and reduction in plant vigor.
The honeydew secreted by insects attracts ants and will also lead to the development of sooty mold (black fungal covering the leaves, twigs, and fruits).
Scale insects can be controlled by spraying fish oil rosin soap or neem oil or basic soap spray (add 2 tablespoons of liquid dish detergent or baby shampoo to 1 gallon of water). Also, it will be useful if you have an ant barrier of a 3-4 inch band with tangle-foot/tape around the trunk of the citrus to avoid ants (since ants move the scale insect from one plant to another).


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: January 2, 2018

Aidarus commented,
thank you very much Indeed, Ravishankar Narayana definitely there are many ants on the tree
over 2 years ago.

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