BEAN DISEASES

BEAN DISEASES

Phaseolus vulgaris, is also known as the common bean, is a herbaceous annual plant in the Fabaceae family that is farmed as a pulse and green vegetable. Bean types such as, Green peas French bean Long beans have been cultivated since 6,000 years ago for their fruits or pods for vegetables in various parts of…

LEAF MINER

LEAF MINER

Leaf miners are small insects that feed between the surface of the leaf. There are several different kinds of leaf miners occurring in four major orders of insects. It’s a little, light-colored moth that’s less than a quarter-inch long. The forewings of Leaf minor are silvery and white iridescent, with brown and white patterns. Each…

CARROT RUST FLY

CARROT RUST FLY

Carrot rust fly (CRF) is a pest that feeds on carrots, parsnips, and celery. Larvae tunneling into the taproot cause damage. Young plants will wilt and they may die, but they are more typically temporarily stunted, and the carrots grow bulbous, forked, and unmarketable. Fungi and bacteria may also infiltrate the injured tissue, causing severe…

DOWNY MILDEW

DOWNY MILDEW

Downy mildew is a  bunch of closely connected pathogens that may cause major harm within the nursery, greenhouse, and landscape. Some common downy mildew hosts include aster (Aster spp.), alyssum (Alyssum spp.), butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.), coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.),  carrots, hardy geranium (Geranium spp.), Geum (Geum spp.), dead nettles (Lamium spp.), phlox (Phlox spp.), rose…

SCALE INSECTS

SCALE INSECTS

Scale insects refer to a large group of insects common on ornamental trees, vegetable crops, plants, and shrubs. They belong to the superfamily Coccoidea. Hard or armored scales (family Diaspididae), feeling scales (Eriococcidae), soft scales (family Coccidae), ground pearls, or margarodid scales (family Margarodidae), mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae), and other minor groupings are among the more…

SPIDER MITES

SPIDER MITES

Spider mites or red spider mites are common pest problems on many plants. Many crops are host to spider mites; cassava, okra, papaya,  bele,  tomato, sweet potato, eggplant, beans, taro, cucumber, squash, other cucurbits, many ornamentals, and weeds are also hosts. Spider mites are a type of arachnid, but they are not insects, relatives of…