Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing pests and diseases, including webworms, beetles, weevils, mites, slugs, spotted lanternflies, leafminers, spiders and aphids. Tips on scale, root rot, viruses and integrated pest management.

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Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed - Articles Articles
Recently, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowering plants that were blooming along the fields and roadsides. More
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Fletcher Scale - Articles Articles
The Fletcher scale, sometimes referred to as the arborvitae soft scale, is a common pest of arborvitae and yew. It can also attack juniper, cypress, and hemlock. More
Plant Health Diagnosis: Assessing Plant Diseases, Pests and Problems
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Learn a process for diagnosing plant health problems, including signs and symptoms of diseases, pests and insects, and environment or management issues. More
Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development , Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, Bugwood.org
Fall Webworm - Articles Articles
The fall webworm is a widely distributed native pest that appears from late summer through early fall. It feeds on many species of deciduous trees and shrubs. More
Virus Disease Control of Brambles in Home Gardens
Virus Disease Control of Brambles in Home Gardens - Articles Articles
Control measures are aimed mainly at removing sources of the virus particles from within and around the raspberry planting. More
Virus Diseases of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings
Virus Diseases of Brambles in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Virus diseases can seriously damage brambles, especially raspberries, and can affect the lifetime of a planting. More
Source: B. Martin. USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit
Tomato Ringspot Virus of Brambles - Articles Articles
In the Mid-Atlantic region Tomato Ringspot Virus is vectored by dagger nematodes (Xiphinema spp.) and possibly pollen. More
Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Tarnished Plant Bug and Other True Bugs on Strawberries - Articles Articles
This inconspicuous sucking plant bug is a general feeder attacking a great variety of cultivated and wild plants. More
Natalie Hummel, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Bugwood.org
Strawberry Sap Beetle - Articles Articles
The strawberry sap beetle is small, oval, and less than 1/8 inch long. More
University of Georgia Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Strawberry Bud Weevil or Strawberry Clipper - Articles Articles
The strawberry bud weevil, Anthonomus signatus (Say), is one of the state's most destructive strawberry pests. More
Spider Mites on Strawberries
Spider Mites on Strawberries - Articles Articles
The spider mites, Tetranychus spp., especially the twospotted spider mite, frequently attack strawberry plants. More
Slugs on Strawberries
Slugs on Strawberries - Articles Articles
Although slugs are not insects, they can cause considerable damage that is not unlike insect damage. More
Frost damage on ash
Will My Woody Plants Recover from Freeze Damage - Articles Articles
When we have unusually high temperatures in early spring, many woody trees and shrubs will break bud and leaf out or flower early. More
R. Stace-Smith, Bugwood.org
Leaf Curl Virus of Brambles in Home Gardens - Articles Articles
Raspberries are affected more severely by leaf curl than are blackberries. More
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