Asters' yellows virus

Asked March 24, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

I love all the new Echinacea hybrids but I can't afford loss to the asters yellow virus. It is apparently transmitted by the leaf hopper. I would like to apply something nasty to the plants so that the hopper isn't tempted to sample but not affect the bees. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Sheridan County Wyoming

1 Response

Try Bayer Tree and Shrub control several different formulations, it is systemic and should not bother bees or beneficial insects.