Quick help needed regarding aphids on alfalfa

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Cinder, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    I picked a bunch of alfalfa today and am letting it dry out and then wanted to feed it to my goats. However, much of it has little, tiny black bugs which look like aphids on the stems. Is there any problem with me still feeding this to my goats? I have both Alpines and Nigerian Dwarfs.
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois

  3. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    That was interesting... they are neither of those. They are smaller than the aphids and they are black, really tiny and all clumped together. Hmmm??

    I just found them... they are Cowpea Aphids. Anyone know anything about them? I'm researching on line now.
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois