Killing control Aphids

Aphids Description: Tiny bugs are light or dark green, or black; with or without wings. The largest is 1/6″ long, the smallest is barely visible. They cluster on stems and under leaves. Aphids may cause more crop damage than any other insect, and there are few plants they don’t like. Infested leaves curl and turn yellow; plant is weakened in […]

Root-Knot Nematodes, Carrot – How to control

Root-Knot Nematodes Description: So-called “eel-worms” are only 1/50″ long, with thin, translucent bodies. Over 990 species of plant-attacking nematodes are known. Occurring naturally in large numbers throughout the U.S., especially in the Southeast, they plague vegetables, ornamental plants and trees. Infested plants are usually stunted, lighter in color, and lower in yield than healthy plants. Roots have swellings, galls, or […]

Rust (Roses) – How to control

Rust (Roses) Description: Although rust is widespread, it is most consistently a problem in western states. Yellow “rust” spots appear on the topsides of leaves during cool weather in spring or late fall. Infected leaves become twisted and dry. Spores infect leaves when rain, dew or fog occurs at temperatures from 55° to 75°F. Solution: When rust is first noticed, […]

Neck Rot (Onions)

Neck Rot (Onions) Description: This disease attacks living plants but is often not noticed until onions are being held in storage. Sunken, dried areas start appearing at the neck of the bulb and gradually move down through the entire bulb. Symptoms usually develop after bulbs have been in storage for a month or more. The fungus penetrates leaf tissue, but […]

Onion Thrip

Onion Thrip Description: Thrips gather in large numbers on onion leaves, causing wrinkled or ribbony shoots to emerge in place of the expected smooth ones. White or gray spotting, called silver top, may eventually cover the entire leaf, giving it a sickly appearance. Thrips are a primary pest of onion, reducing photosynthesis and yield by cutting leaf cells open to […]

Anthracnose (Tomatoes)

Anthracnose (Tomatoes) Description: Appears on ripe fruit, producing small, round, sunken spots. These spots grow larger, and soon the whole fruit is affected and develops a water rot. Solution: Use Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap or Copper Dust starting after setting out plants, then every 7-10 days. Apply more frequently if disease is increasing rapidly. Reapply after rain. Weed Barrier Mats also […]

Peach Leaf Curl – How to control

Peach Leaf Curl Description: : Leaves become thickened and curled or crinkled, and turn yellowish or reddish. Later, diseased leaves and misshapen fruit fall off tree. Solution: Spray with Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap, ensuring that all surfaces are thoroughly sprayed. Apply as a dormant spray (after leaves have fallen) in late fall. Alternatively, Bordeaux Mixture may be used after leaves drop […]

Pear Scab – How to control

Pear Scab Description: Scab first appears on the bottom and later on the side of the fruit. Infected fruit often become misshapen. Scab spores develop during the winter, in infected leaves on the ground. Infection begins at the green-tip stage of flower bud development. Infection is highest when blossoms are open, but continues for about 6-9 weeks. Solution: Spray Soap-Shield® […]

Plum Curculio

Plum Curculio Description: Adult beetle, black or brownish black, is about 1/4″ long, very hard, and has a beak 1/4 as long as its body. They prefer apples and stone fruits (peach, plum, etc.). Adults overwinter in the trash beneath trees, in fence rows, or in wooded areas. In spring they begin appearing at late bloom. Larvae bore to the […]

Potato Leafhopper

Potato Leafhopper Description: These small, light green, triangle-shaped insects feed on potatoes, eggplant, vine crops, beans, rhubarb and peanuts. Hopper-burn by potato leafhopper causes 80% of insect damage on potatoes in the eastern U.S. Yield reduction can be drastic; eventually the plant dies. Solution: Super-Light Insect Barriers provide a good shield. Thorough spraying underneath leaves with Rotenone/Copper Combo or PyolaTM […]