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 Leaf Spot

Google Images Physical Description In peppers, raised brown spots that look like warts, sometimes appearing water-soaked In brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc), infections start as small, dark specks on leaves. As the disease develops, numerous water-soaked leafspots appear. Leafspots remain small (0.125 inch in diameter). Older leafspots turn tan and may or may not have […]

Spider Mite

cause yellow stippling on leaves; look closely at leaves for small dark specks and webbing on leaf undersides. (VGPS) under cover, peppers can suffer from bad infestations of Red Spider Mite. (GV) Big-Eyed Bugs (Geocoris spp of the Lygaeid family) love to eat many pests, such as flea beetles, spider mites, insect eggs and small caterpillars. […]

Flea Beetles

Flea beetle

Flea beetles, part of the Chrysomelidae family,are tiny black or brown-bronze beetles that jump like a flea, and leave tiny holes or divots in the leaves. They seem to especially love eggplant leaves. Fruits, like eggplant, also get damaged with scarring from the flea beetles feeding. Productivity is also reduced because they love the new leaves, growing tips […]


Look for aphids on the underside of leaves and at buds in peppers In brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) they will be found all around curled new leaves, as well as on the stem, and under older leaves they leave sticky spots of honeydew, which initially look shiny & sticky, but can sometimes turn black from […]