background preloader

Pests, pruning, and problems

Facebook Twitter

How to Manage Pests & Diseases on Squash & Zucchini Plants: Vine Borers, Hydrogen Peroxide, Mildew. 3 Natural Ant Control Methods Using Household Ingredients That Actually WORK. IPM : Reports on Plant Diseases : Orange Rust of Brambles. [ Symptoms ] [ Disease Cycle ] [ Control ] [ Cultural Practices ] Young, apparently healthy canes, with normal leaves can be found toward the end of June.

IPM : Reports on Plant Diseases : Orange Rust of Brambles

Unfortunately, diseased plants are systemically infected, and the fungus is present in the roots, canes, and leaves. "Healthy-looking" canes will not blossom the following spring. Each succeeding spring, the undersides of the leaves will develop the characteristic orange pustules. Diseased shoots of rust-infected plants are normally too weak to form rooted tips, which limits cane growth and spread.

Back to Top Disease Cycle. Pruning A Peach Tree: Learn How And When To Prune Back Peach Trees. Peach trees need to be pruned annually to promote yields and general tree vigor.

Pruning A Peach Tree: Learn How And When To Prune Back Peach Trees

Avoiding peach tree pruning will do the gardener no favor in the long run. When is the best time to prune back a peach tree? The following article contains information on how and when to prune a peach tree along with other helpful information regarding pruning a peach tree. About Peach Tree Pruning The performance of peach trees is dependent upon annual pruning combined with proper fertilization, irrigation and pest management. 100 Best GARDENING HACKS AND IDEAS by Garden Tips - Beginners to Experts. Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Fungus on Fruit Trees. How to Use & Make Neem Oil Spray: Clearly Identifying Whiteflies, Asparagus Beetles, Snails & Slugs. Rtectreecare. How to Make an Eggshell & Vinegar Fertilizer to Manage Blossom End Rot - Recipe & Use: DIY Ep-2. The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association.

By John R.

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association

Clark, University of Arkansas and Phil Brannen, University of Georgia When someone mentions rust to blackberry growers, what usually comes to mind is the devastating orange rust disease. However, there are two rust diseases observed in southern blackberry production – orange rust and cane and leaf rust. We are not sure if leaf rust is being seen in other regions of the country than the South, but we want to share info with growers across the US. It is very important that one be able to distinguish the two, as the control recommendations are very different. Orange rust is systemic, meaning that once observed, complete destruction of the plant is necessary to prevent further spread. Bury An Egg In Your Garden Soil, What Happens Few Days Later Will Surprise You. Green Pest Management. A Plant’s-Eye View of Disease. How to Kill Get Rid Yellow Jacket Nest. All wasps will defend their nests, but Yellowjackets and hornets are the most aggressive.

How to Kill Get Rid Yellow Jacket Nest

They can be distinguished from bees by their thin "waists. " Bees are thick-wasted. Yellow jackets fold their wings lengthwise when at rest. Like all wasps, yellow jackets prey on a variety of insects and other arthropods. Yellow jackets will also forage on foods that people eat, especially sweets and meats. The yellow jacket colony will remain active for only one summer, after which the queens will fly away to start more colonies. How to Make a Calcium Spray for Tomatoes. Eggshells as Organic Pest Control - Get Busy Gardening. 2K+ The flea beetles have been worse than ever this summer, and the Japanese beetles are no fun either.

Eggshells as Organic Pest Control - Get Busy Gardening

On top of that, the slugs have been turning my hostas into swiss cheese. (Ahhh, the joys of gardening) I need all the help I can get fighting these and other pests in the garden. There is a well known organic pesticide called diatomaceous earth, which is basically the fossilized remains of creatures that are ground into a fine powder. Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions. Wasps Eartheasy has a separate page about natural wasp control.

Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions

See Natural Wasp Control Moths Cedar chips in a cheesecloth square, or cedar oil in an absorbant cloth will repel moths. The cedar should be 'aromatic cedar', also referred to as juniper in some areas. Plant pests, ID and actions to take. Click pic to enlarge There are over 1,000,000 named species of bugs worldwide.

Plant pests, ID and actions to take

In fact, the sum of the weight of all insects = 300X the weight of all people in the world. Vegetables Articles - Gardening Know How. Wildlife Issues. Identify and manage pests in homes, gardens, landscapes and lawns - UC Statewide IPM Program. List of pest-repelling plants. The essential oils of many plants are also well known for their pest-repellent properties.

List of pest-repelling plants

Oils from the families Lamiaceae (mints), Poaceae (true grasses), and Pinaceae (pines) are common insect repellents worldwide.[1] Plants that can be planted or used fresh to repel pests include: ^ Jump up to: a b c d Maia, M. F. and S. J. Houseplant Pests. Garden Pests and Diseases Directory, Pest Directory. Tomato Disease Identification Key. Disease Library for Plants & Crops. PP249/MG442: Guidelines for Identification and Management of Plant Disease Problems: Part II. Diagnosing Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses. Ken Pernezny, Monica Elliott, Aaron Palmateer and Nikol Havranek2 Introduction In the preceding section on identifying plant health problems ( we explained how to first identify problems related to environmental factors or caused by insects.

PP249/MG442: Guidelines for Identification and Management of Plant Disease Problems: Part II. Diagnosing Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses

In this section, we will concentrate on diagnosing plant diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms, primarily fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Nematodes are microscopic "worms" that can also cause plant health problems. They are discussed separately at The study of pathogens and the diseases they cause is the traditional concern of plant pathologists. Types of pathogens. Common Plant Diseases and Disorders.

Bacterial Blight: This bacterial disease is particularly severe on legumes in eastern and southern North America.

Common Plant Diseases and Disorders

Foliage and pods display water-soaked spots that dry and drop out. On stems, lesions are long and dark colored. Some spots may ooze a bacterial slime. Plant Diseases. Anthracnose Generally found in the eastern part of the U.S., anthracnose infected plants develop dark lesions on stems, leaves or fruit. view all Apple Scab Symptoms on fruit are similar to those found on leaves. Scabby spots are sunken and may have velvety spores in the center. The Citrus Guy: March 2012. Well, the wait is finally, for the most part, over. You have been tormented and teased all Winter long with a constant barrage of seed catalogs. Those beautiful red tomatoes, green peppers, golden corn on the cob and just about every herb that you can think of, and some you may have never heard of. Just sitting there on those full color pages, waiting to be ordered and planted. For many of you the time to plant seeds is NOW! Or at least a few weeks ago, so get a move on.

These can be planted directly into the ground once the seedlings are good and strong. These may also be planted directly into the garden. PestNet. Avocado: Diseases and Pests, Description, Uses, Propagation. Algal leaf spot Alga Cephaleuros virescens Symptoms Raised, orange-red spots on both upper and lower surfaces of leaves; spots may coalesce to form irregularly shaped patches; spots may also be present on twigs and branches; when the surface of the spot is scraped away, a gray to dark necrotic crust is visible Comments Disease affects many fruit trees in the tropics; infection is unsightly but often harmless Management Ensure that trees are properly pruned and fertilized to promote vigor; remove all weeds from around tree bases; employ a wider tree spacing to increase air circulation around the trees; badly infested trees can be treated with copper containing fungicides.

Applied Biological Control Research: Trioza (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) Trioza species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) attacking Avocado Leaves Prepared by Mark Hoddle, Extension Specialist and Director of Center for Invasive Species Research Four species of Trioza are currently known to attack avocado foliage and nymphal feeding causes some form of leaf deformation. Trioza anceps Tuthill is associated with avocados throughout Mexico and Central America. Trioza perseae Tuthill has been described from avocados growing in Peru, and Trioza aguacatae Hollis and Martin and Trioza godoyae Hollis and Martin are known from avocados in Michoacan Mexico, and San Jose Costa Rica, respectively (Hollis and Martin 1997).

All four Trioza spp. appear to have an extremely restricted host range and have only been recorded from leaves of avocados (Persea americana). Around 58 species of psyllids (~2% of described species) are associated with host plants in the Lauraceae, the plant family to which avocados belong. Adult Trioza. Trioza nymphs. Pest News - Agriculture and Natural Resources Blogs.

Adult spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). Source The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently reported the first detection of yet another invasive hemipteran pest in the US. While efforts to have a good grip over other invasive hemipterans like the Asian citrus psyllid, the Bagrada bug, and the brown marmorated stink bug is still underway, there is a new pest that could potentially impact industries ranging from lumber to wine. An exotic pest known as the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White) was recently detected in Berks County, PA.