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Diseases

Control methods to prevent the development of diseases and pests

One of the most important means of preventing the development of diseases and pests is to put all the necessary effort and means into ensuring the vigorous growth of vegetable plants, since weak or rickety plants are easily contaminated and constitute sources of infection that can spread to the whole crop. On the other hand, …

Pests

Holes in the leaves of our plants: main causes and how to avoid it

When holes appear in the leaves of our garden or orchard it may be due to the presence of slugs and snails but also to other causes, we explain why they can appear and how to avoid them. How we could tell if the holes in her lettuces are caused by snails or caterpillars. Taking …

Diseases

Pests and diseases of rose bushes

The main enemies of roses are aphids, sometimes red spiders or mealybugs, as far as animals are concerned; by fungal diseases, the ‘white spot’ disease caused by powdery mildew, the black spot disease caused by Marsonia and Rust. Aphids appear very early in spring, from April, on young shoots, where they cause the leaves to …

Pests

Fungi on the attack, learn to avoid them

Fungal pests, along with insects, are the biggest threat to our garden plants. Fungi form a separate kingdom from animals or plants. Fungi are similar to plant organisms without a differentiated system as in plants. They do not possess the capacity of photosynthesis, so they need to feed themselves by destroying organic matter in order …

Pests

How to remove the cabbage butterfly

Today we will talk about the cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae), one of the main enemies of farmers and gardeners as it feeds in its larval stage on cabbages and other brassicas. This insect, as almost all have three clearly differentiated phases, the larval phase, the pupal phase or metamorphosis and the adult phase, in this …

Pests

Pests and diseases also on indoor plants

Insects harmful to the good development of plants have their most active season in summer; when autumn arrives their reproduction decreases and they are less problematic, although they do not disappear. For this reason, you should continue to control the presence of aphids (especially during the first part of the season and if the plants …

Diseases

Tree pests and diseases

The list of parasites that can attack ornamental trees is long. Fortunately, there are only a small number that are truly dangerous, and scary conditions such as elm disease (graphiosis) are the exception. One of the main scourges of ornamental plantations is Armillariella mellea, a parasite fungus that can cause serious damage in old plantations, …

Phytosanitary

Types of Phytosanitary Part 1

Like any living thing, plants are attacked by pests and diseases. But they can also be cured with the right treatment. That’s why it’s important to know about phytosanitary products and which is the most suitable in each case. There are chemical and biological ones. Phytosanitary is the name given to the pesticides, fungicides and …

Phytosanitary

Types of Phytosanitary Part 2

As a continuation of the previous article on pests and diseases, we bring you the 2nd and last article in this series. If you missed the previous article you can read in Types of Phytosanitary Part 1. Other types of phytosanitary products are: Herbicides They are compounds that prevent the development of weeds, which compete …

Phytosanitary

Phytosanitary truths and lies

With the amount of pests, maintenance errors and nutritional deficiencies, it makes pests a problem and we have to deal with plant protection products, but… Does anyone really know how to use them? In the market you will find many phytosanitary products for your plants, generally you will find three big groups and specific for …