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Pests & Diseases

Beat the bugs by staying up to date with our plant pest and disease alerts and factsheets on the most common threats.

Pest & Disease Factsheets

Cankers

Cankers in nursery stock species are characterised by the death of cambium tissue of woody stems, branches or twigs, causing them to sink in.

Pest and disease management - Sciarid fly

This pest can transmit a range of diseases.

Pest and disease management - Phytophthora root rots

Be alert to prevent damage from these pathogens.

Pest & Disease Management - Needle blights

Numerous conifer species are potentially at risk.

Pest & Disease Management - Vine weevils

Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is a serious pest of ornamental nursery stock. The adults feed on susceptible plant foliage, leaving notched edges, and the larvae feed on roots.

Pest & Disease Management - Leaf and stem nematodes

Eelworms can carry viruses and cause damage by feeding on ornamental crops.

 

John AdlamJohn Adlam's Notes From The Nursery

A weekly roundup of jobs to do and what to watch out for to ensure your crops are protected.

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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

NEWS: Garden centres look forward to late Easter sales bonanza

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Why the Customer Rights Bill should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat

MARKET REPORT: Glasshouses

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: Government prospectus offers potential boost across disciplines

EDIBLES: Helping cut food waste - latest packaging addresses concerns over waste issues

PLANT FOCUS: Polygonatum