Pests And Diseases Of Leafy Vegetables

Pests And Diseases Of Leafy Vegetables

How can the answer be improved? Jun 29, 2017 · There are several pests that attack leafy vegetables, and all can be categorized into flies, bugs, mites, worms, and mollusks. If you grow greens or planning to grow them, here are the most common pests of leaf vegetables, their prevention, control, and management. Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects, often called plant lice. They spread several virus diseases, reduce vigor and yield of plants, and contaminate leaves. Sometimes natural controls, such as beneficial parasites, hold down aphid population, especially if you have not recently used a broad-spectrum pesticide. Recommendations for managing weeds, pests and diseases in vegetables like corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, asparagus, squash and peppers. Tips on dealing with worms, maggots, leafminers, beetles and mites, and scouting pests with your smartphone. Bacterial diseases have been important foliar diseases of leafy greens in Oklahoma. Bacterial diseases are serious, since they spread rapidly and cause direct damage to the marketed portion of the crop. In addition, chemical controls are not very effectiveWhile the causes and symptoms of each . disease are different, management programs are similar. Many Asian vegetables are from the Brassica and Cucurbit families and therefore may be impacted by key insect pests and diseases of Brassica and Cucurbit vegetables. Asian vegetables include the Asian leafy brassicas (e.g. buk choy, choy sum), melons (e.g. hairy melon), and luffas. A survey was conducted with 75 farmers from November 2003 to May 2004 in Western Province, Sri Lanka, to identify the major pests and diseases of commercial leafy vegetables and the control measures adopted by farmers. Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this publication will help identify and manage pest problems.