Symphylans are very small, white, many segmented organisms that you may see in your soil when you pull up a struggling plant. You will notice them darting and scurrying quickly about the root ball or seedling plug. They are also known as symphlans, or “symphys”, pseudocentipedes, or garden centipedes, even though they are not centipedes. They are […]

How to Grow Melons (stub)

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy Muskmelons: Cucumus melo Reticulatus Group History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Melons Muskmelons Netted Melons American Cantaloupe Winter Melons (Inodorus Group) Smooth Melons honeydew casaba True Cantaloupes (European Cantaloupe, French Cantaloupe) Charantais Watermelons Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Melons) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature 65°F – […]

Delia Species Maggot

The genus Delia is a group of flies that are pests to many agricultural crops, primarily in their larval, or maggot, stage. Many individual pest pages redirect here. Physical Description Egg eggs are small and white (~1mm) some of the species’ eggs are slightly curved with a bluntly rounded end Larva Cabbage Maggot images from Google […]

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on Lavender Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease that effects many types of plants, and is fairly easy to manage. It causes poor growth and lower yields, but seldom kills the plant. There are many different species of powdery mildew that cause the disease on many different species of plants. See list of species and their […]

Bacterial Wilt (Cucurbits)

Quick Intro Physical Description   Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Erwinia tracheiphila (only in cucurbits) Lifecycle   Plants Affected Cucumbers Squash Zucchini Melons (not watermelons, though) Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Flowers   Fruit Roots/Tubers How to Positively Identify   Treatment Prevention & Control […]