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Garden Pests & Insects

coreopsis001-230x153When pests or disease attack there's always a reason.

Perhaps the plants are unhealthy due to irregular watering causing the soil to become very wet or dry.

Excessive cold, heat, drought, sun, drafts, overcrowding, virus and soil deficiencies are also frequent causes of plant disease.

Or the problem may be a seasonal one completely out of the gardeners control. Use each little plant "crisis" to learn more about your garden.

Here is a listing of common plant disorders and remedies to control them.


Pest / Insect:


Army & Corn Earworm

Aphids
(green, brown, black, whooly)



Borer


Bronze & Brown Beetle


Carrot Rust Fly

Case Moth (Bag Worm)

Caterpillar
(Looper & Diamond Back Moth)

Caterpillar (Leaf roller)



Codling Moth


Cutworm & Grub


Green Shield Vegetable Beetle

Leaf Hopper / Springtails


Leaf Miner



Mealy Bug



Mites
(Red Spider, European, & 2 spotted)


Nematode
(also weed seeds and soil fungus)

Psyllid
(pitted, crinkled leaves)

Scale




Slugs & Snails

Slug


Thrip





Weevils & Earwigs


Whitefly
 

Plants Most Often Affected:


Corn

Peach, pear, plum, apricot, citrus, strawberry, all cane fruits, rhododendron, most vegetables, azalea, roses, most indoor and glasshouse plants

Citrus, many woody trees & shrubs


All fruit trees, except citrus, roses, beets, lilies, grass roots, orchids

Carrots, parsnip, parsley

Conifers

Many flowers and all vegetables ( often seen on brassicas)

All fruit trees & citrus, cane fruits, chrysanthemum, geranium, roses, azalea and many ornamentals

Apples, pears, quince lawns, many vegetables & flowers

Lawns, many vegetables & flowers


Corn, maize, beets, beans

Apples, pears, jasmine & many other vines & shrubs

Azalea, rhododendron, chrysanthemum, dahlia, Kowhai, cineraria, marigold, and many more

Citrus, most fruit trees & vines ,oleander, wisteria, tea tree, carnation, fern, palms and most indoor / glasshouse plants

Squash, pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, indoor and glasshouse plants; any ornamental when dry

Many ornamentals but especially those grown in light sandy soils

Pittosporum, N.Z. Natives, Pohutukawa


All fruit / citrus trees, conifers, many deciduous ornamental trees, shrubs & hedge plants, roses, ferns, palms and all indoor & glasshouse plants

Almost everything

Pear, plum, quince, apricot (pear / cherry) Hawthorn

Citrus, roses, azaleas, dahlia, rhododendron, gladioli, zinnia, ferns, acmenas, entire onion related family, potato, tomato & many more in hot, dry weather

Many ornamental trees, shrubs, fruits, vegetables

Many vegetables, ornamentals, indoor & glasshouse plants
 

Suggested Control:


Target

Orthene, Gild, Derris Dust & Liquid,

Maldison, Pestmaster, Target, Pyrethrum, Shield

Orthene, Mineral Turps, Kerosene sprayed into holes - prune out affected wood

Target, Ambush, Gild, Carbaryl, Maldison, Thuricide

Diazinon, Napthalene

Orthene

Carbaryl, Mavrik, Maldison, Gild, Derris Dust


Carbaryl, Maverik, Gild, Super Shield



Carbaryl, Maldison, Thuricide


Diazinon, Lawn Grass Doctor, Lime
Sulphur

Orthene, Target, Gild, Pestmaster

Orthene, Maldison, Pestmaster,
Target, Derris Dust

Gild, Super Shield, Orthene



Orthene, Maldison, Conqueror Oil, Pyrethrum


Mite Killer, Kelthane / Dicofol, Tedion,
Conqueror or Winter Oil


Drench / sterilize soil with Basamid (all plants must be removed)

Orthene


Conqueror Oil combined with Orthene, Maldison, Target; Lime Sulphur



Mesurol, Blitzem, Traps

Carbaryl


Maverik, Orthene, Gild, Carbaryl, Super Shield, Carbaryl, Pestmaster, Liquid Derris, Maldison



Target, Orthene


Target, Safers / Nature’s Way Insect Spray, Maldison, Orthene

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About us

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of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

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