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Clubroot

Clubroot is caused by the soil-borne fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, and it is the most serious disease of the brassica family. Physical Description Very serious problem where fungus attacks roots and kills the plant Google images of clubroot Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Rhizaria Phylum: Cercozoa Class: Phytomyxea Order: Plasmodiophorales Family: Plasmodiophoraceae Genus Species: Plasmodiophora brassicae Lifecycle spores are […]

Diamondback Moth

Quick Intro Physical Description   Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Flowers Fruit Roots/Tubers How to Positively Identify   Treatment Prevention & Control   Cultural Controls: Habitat: Temperature & Humidity: Mulching &¬†Cultivation Practices: Natural […]

Imported Cabbageworm

Quick Intro Physical Description ¬†Google Images Larvae green and velvety-looking start out small, but can get up to an inch long often a yellow stripe can be seen running down their back move slowly Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species:¬†Pieris rapae Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range […]

Cabbage Looper

Green caterpillars that chew large holes in leaves; handpick – not seriously damaging. Physical Description  Google images Green caterpillar that inches along. Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Trichoplusia ni Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Large holes chewed in leaves […]

Cabbage Caterpillar (Cabbage Butterfly)

Also known as: Cabbage butterfly Cabbage white Large cabbage white generally as cabbage worm Physical Description  Google image search caterpillars of Large White, Small White and Cabbage Moths. Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Pieris brassicae Lifecycle   Plants Affected  cabbages Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant […]

How to Grow Cabbage

[Intro text] Botanical Information Taxonomy Brassica oleracea Capitata Group member of Brassicaceae, the Mustard Family Related to Collards, Broccoli Raab, Broccoli Rapini (GV) History Physical Description annual Roots go down 12″ to 5′, with the plant reaching 12″ to 15″ tall, 24″ to 40 ” wide Seasonality Cabbage takes a long time to mature, so […]

Soft Rot

Quick Intro Physical Description Bacterial disease of the fruit or tubers of a vegetable, characterized by watery and soft decay of the tissue. Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: caused by several types of bacteria, but most commonly: Erwinia Pectobacterium Pseudomonas Lifecycle These pathogenic bacteria can grow at a wide range […]