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black color insect and on the stem of bittergourd plant
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sharonchrista
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January 15, 2013 - 5:49 pm
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There is some black coloured growth or insect on the stem of bittergourd plant. There are loads and loads of it and I pulled out one of it and I realized it is some kind of growth. Ants are also there . Don't know whatvto do pls help

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January 15, 2013 - 10:54 pm
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These seem to be aphids, which will give a sweet extract that attract antsd add few drops of . Dissolve some khadi soap (neem soap) in water and few drops of neem oil. spray it on the leaves and stem. This should have good effect.

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