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Bag of Blight194 viewsTrash bag full of leaves, stems and tomato fruit infected with Late Blight
(Phytophthora infestans) (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 07/20/2013)
Jul 31, 2013
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)194 viewsThe larvae of the Japanese Beetle look like big white grubs when they are dug up in the soil. They damage the root system of the plants. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 07/27/2013)Jul 29, 2013
False Garlic, Nutgrass, Devil Weed296 viewsNutgrass and False Garlic (upper & lower left) should never be put in the compost pile because it cannot be killed by the heat. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 03/04/2012)Mar 05, 2012
Ladybug hunting Aphids280 viewsSo many aphids, so little time.
What's a girl to do! Yummy! (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon (photo taken 8/26/2011))
Sep 15, 2011
Ladybugs - Aphid killers261 viewsLadybugs hunt down and eat aphids. Release the ladybugs at sunset so they can settle. In the morning they will breakfast on aphids. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon (photo taken 8/20/2011))Sep 15, 2011
Black & Red Aphids with White Nymphs201 viewsIn addition to sucking out the fluids of a plant, aphids also introduce disease vectors when they penetrate the leaf and/or stem. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon (photo taken 8/28/2011))Sep 15, 2011
Red Aphids & White Nymphs250 viewsAphids attack weak plants. If a plant is healthy and has a strong vascular system the aphids have difficulty penetrating the cell walls. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon (photo taken 8/20/2011))Sep 15, 2011
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)266 viewsTomato fruits infected with Late Blight.
Dark oily discoloration. Throw them in the trash; do not compost as the spores will not be killed (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon (photo taken 9/2/2011))
Sep 15, 2011
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)252 viewsLate Blight will cause the fruit to become discolored and blistered with an oily looking sheen. Spores can reside in the soil for years. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 7/4/2011)Aug 21, 2011
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)242 viewsStems will turn brown and become brittle. The slightest pressure will make them snap. Avoid having wet foliage when the sun goes down. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 7/4/2011)Aug 21, 2011
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)248 viewsLate Blight spores can be blown in by the wind or be splashed up from the soil when watering. Leaves of the plant turn yellow and brown. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon )Aug 21, 2011
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)236 viewsLate Blight (Phytophthora infestans) is a spore borne disease which can devastate plants. The spores thrive in a cool, moist environment. (Photo Credit: D. Cleverdon 7/9/2011)Aug 21, 2011
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