Information on plant disease identification and control, including rot, freeze damage, rust, blight, mold, scales, bacteria, viruses, fungus, wilt, mildew, gall, mites, moths and cankers. Tips on integrated pest management and herbicide summaries.
By Marley E Skinner, Montserrat Fonseca Estrada, Tianna DuPont, Mike Basedow Length8:37
Este video revisa los fundamentos de la exploración adecuada y la identificación de enfermedades comunes y sus síntomas.
Within the past week, there have been three separate reports of downy mildew on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in eastern Virginia.
By Marley E Skinner, Mike Basedow Length8:21
Tomatoes are an important and profitable crop for many vegetable growers. This video reviews the basics of proper scouting and identification of common diseases and their symptoms.
Be on the lookout for diseases, as well as timber rot in high tunnel tomatoes, that spread in some of the recent rain events that moved across the Pennsylvania.
This article describes tomato-potato late blight, including symptoms; disease development, cycle, and management; and management after harvest.
Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato. The pathogen can directly damage the fruit, and severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation.
High Tunnel acreage in PA and the Mid-Atlantic continues to grow due to improvements in tomato quality, the NRCS cost-sharing program, and substantially earlier harvests.
A plant disease is a dynamic process where a living or nonliving entity interferes with the normal functions of a plant over a period of time.
Disease management begins with the fundamental understanding the three factors must be present and interact for disease to develop.
There are several online tools to help you monitor and keep up to date on the proximity and likelihood for pests and plant diseases.