Plants should be looking good in full growth. If our yard has a well-balanced ecosystem, pests and diseases are usually minor. Birds need caterpillars to feed their young. Bees and butterflies are busy gathering nectar and pollen while they are pollinating our plants, including our vegetable garden. Our yards are part of a wider ecosystem. But what if your plant looks bad, what’s bugging it? Often the issue is a bit more complicated than just more water or less. There are environmental factors and pests that can affect our plants. In order for pests and diseases to become a problem on a plant you need three things to occur.
- a susceptible host plant,
- a favorable environment for the pest or disease and
- the presence of a pest or disease.
by Duval MGV
Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert Note: All images and contents are the property of UF/IFAS.
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