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Japanese beetle damage on rose foliage. Photo credit: Lois Miklas
Simple Strategies to Deal with Garden Pests, Diseases - Articles Articles
You can create a relatively pest and disease free garden if you believe that ‘perfect’ plants are not the absolute goal of gardening and that all insects are not out to get you. More
Apple rust mites. Photo: David Biddinger
Tree Fruit Mite Pest - Apple Rust Mite - Articles Articles

Tree Fruit Mite Pest - Apple Rust Mite

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Apple rust mite, Aculus schlechtendali, is commonly found, but is rarely an important pest of apple in Pennsylvania. More
Protect tart cherries during bloom to prevent cherry leaf spot infection.
Tree Fruit Diseases - Spring Control Strategies - Articles Articles
May is the battleground month for disease management: be on alert for apple scab, fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, cherry leaf spot, brown rot, and bacterial spot infection conditions. More
Blister mites become active at bud break, migrate to the tender, new leaves, and burrow beneath the epidermis of the undersides of leaves to feed. This results in a gall, or blister, in which the eggs are laid. Photo by G. Krawczyk.
Tree Fruit Mite Pests - Pear Blister Mite and Pear Rust Mite - Articles Articles
Pearleaf blister mite, Phytoptus pyri, and pear rust mite, Epitrimerus pyri, are similar species, virtually invisible to the naked eye, that often are common on unsprayed trees. More
Left: gray mold; right: anthracnose fruit rot.
Strawberry Disease - Fruit Rot Protection Begins at Bloom - Articles Articles
Our two main targets for bloom time protection of strawberries are gray mold/ Botrytis fruit rot, and, if you are growing susceptible varieties like Chandler, anthracnose fruit rot. More
On leaves, cedar-apple rust first appears as small, pale yellow spots on the upper surfaces. The spots enlarge to about 1∕8 inch in diameter. Photo by K. Peter.
Apple Diseases - Rust - Articles Articles

Apple Diseases - Rust

Kari A. Peter, Ph.D.

There are three rust diseases: cedar-apple rust, hawthorn rust, and quince rust. The most common is cedar-apple rust, Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae. More
Photo 1. Early symptom of orange rust. Photo: K. Demchak
Bramble Disease - Managing Orange Rust - Articles Articles

Bramble Disease - Managing Orange Rust

Kathy Demchak, mahfuzur rahman

Orange rust, Gymnoconia nitens, is a systemic disease, any plants propagated from infected plants will also be infected. More
Upper surface of affected shrub rose showing round leaf spots with an orange center on yellowing leaves. Image: R. Benner, Penn State
Rose Rust in the Landscape - Articles Articles
Rose Rust is uncommon on ornamental roses in Pennsylvania but it does occur, especially in mild, wet spring conditions. More
Be vigilant and scout for apple scab! Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
June Diseases for the Grower Radar - News News
Diseases for the fruit grower radar and their management strategies are discussed as we wrap up May and begin June. More
Dormant copper sprays are encouraged to help keep diseases in check. (Photo: K. Peter)
Disease Management Strategies For The Grower Radar - News News
Consider applying dormant sprays soon to manage fungal and bacterial diseases this season. More
Protect any trees still in bloom: Fire blight conditions ideal April 29 through May 2. (Photo: K. Peter)
Fire Blight, Apple Scab, Rust, Plus Others: Be On Alert! - News News
Conditions are optimal for fire blight, apple scab, and rust infections. Growers are encouraged to keep trees protected. Other diseases for the fruit grower radar are also discussed. More
Control for fire blight and apple scab is critical during bloom. (Photo: K. Peter)
Disease Update: Watch Out For Diseases during Apple Bloom - News News
Bloom is well underway in parts of PA and MD. Fire blight and scab disease conditions are in full force now. Growers are encouraged to protect trees. More
Figure 1. Drain plugs must be sealed. Photo: PA Mushroom IPM Handbook
IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control - Articles Articles

IPM in Mushroom Production: Exclusion Techniques for Pest Control

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, David Meigs Beyer, Ph.D., John A. Pecchia, Ph.D.

Exclusion prevents the entrance of pest organisms into new rooms and their escape from older ones. The latter should not be underestimated. More
Red thread disease, Corticium fuciforme, on perennial ryegrass. Courtesy of C. J. O'Rourke.
Diseases of Forage Grasses in Humid Temperate Zones - Articles Articles
Forage grasses are subject to a multitude of leaf, stem, floral, and root diseases. More
Florida Division of Plant Industry , Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Cereal Rust Mite - Articles Articles
How to scout and manage cereal rust mite. More
Rust Diseases of Apple in the Home Fruit Planting
Rust Diseases of Apple in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Cedar-apple rust, hawthorn rust, and quince rust spend part of their life cycle on the eastern red cedar and are problems only when red cedar is found close to the orchard. More
Cedar-quince rust on juniper
Cedar Apple And Related Rusts on Ornamentals - Articles Articles
Cedar-apple rust and closely related diseases, cedar-quince, cedar-hawthorn, and Japanese apple rusts are caused by fungi of the genus Gymnosporangium. More
N.S. Luepschen,
Home Gardening: Rusty Spot of Peach - Articles Articles
Rusty spot of peach is characterized by the presence of rust-colored spots that can cover the entire surface of the fruit. More
Sandra Jensen, Cornell University,
Late Leaf Rust of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Late leaf rust can be a problem on fall-bearing raspberries. More
Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State,
Rust Diseases of Brambles in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Orange rust is a fungal disease that occurs only on brambles, particularly blackberries, dewberries, and black raspberries. More
Rusty Spot of Peach in the Home Garden
Rusty Spot of Peach in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Rusty spot of peach is characterized by the presence of rust-colored spots that can cover the entire surface of the fruit. More