Pests & Diseases

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Pest & Disease Factsheets


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.


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Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

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