Garden Pest and Plant Disease Listing - LE
LEAF MINER: These are the larvae of various moths, beetles, and flies. Leaf Miners burrow in the leaf tissue, causing light-colored or transparent, snaking tunnels in the leaves. They can also distort the foliage and cause the leaves to drop. The damage is mostly cosmetic, but can be very ugly. Timing is critical for control with traditional pesticides. Floating row covers can exclude pests from vegetables.
LEAF SPOTS: This term generally describes one of several leaf diseases, which kill leaves and damages fruit. The diseases are usually indicated by purple or reddish, circular spots on the leaves. These diseases tend to be more harmful on old, weak plants. Good air circulation and growing conditions minimizes these problems. They can usually be controlled by well-timed fungicidal sprays. Buy resistant varieties.
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