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Apple trees look like they have been caught by weedkiller

jonchapjonchap east yorkshirePosts: 4
see photo what is the cause is it insects,virus or chemical no aphids to be seen 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,850
    I does look like typical aphid damage.
    If there are no aphids to be seen, maybe ladybird larvae have already visited and eaten them all.
    That's exactly what I found on my blackcurrant bushes. Masses of aphids causing similar leaf damage, then the ladybirds finally arrived and have cleaned them up nicely and new leaves look good - but not many blackcurrants 

    Chemical damage from over spray I guess is a possibility, but most of the older leaves look good.
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  • jonchapjonchap east yorkshirePosts: 4
    Thanks Pete.8  could be the reason no aphids around cheers 

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