Eggs on my rhubarb leaves

Asked June 9, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT

Saw these sitting on the leaves. Any thoughts as to what they are and how to get rid of them before they hatch?!

Hennepin County Minnesota rhubarb horticulture

1 Response

I'm sorry, but your photos aren't of sufficient quality to make an identification. They could be aphids or white flies or something else. Aphids are soft and squishy and don't move. White flies flitter around.

But in either case, first, the damage they would do to the leaves will be small and you don't eat the leaves anyway. And second, simply spray them off with a garden hose if you are concerned.

Read here about rhubarb:
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-rhubarb-and-sorrel-in-minnesota-...