AphidsCaused by: Rhopalosiphum maidis, Myzus persicae
Problem Category: Insect
Symptoms: Heavy infestations can result in curled leaves and stunted plants; honeydew secretions promote growth of sooty mold; corn leaf aphids are blue-green in color, peach aphids are green-yellow in color; aphids may transmit viruses when feeding.
Comments: Grassy weeds also serve as hosts for corn-leaf aphids; peach aphids have a wide host range.
Management: It is rare for aphids to reach levels that are damaging to the plant and no control.