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Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & disease factsheet - Black root rot

Pest & disease factsheet - Black root rot

This disease caused by soil-dwelling fungus can impact a wide range of ornamental plant species.

Pest and disease factsheet - Scale insects

Pest and disease factsheet - Scale insects

The sedentary nature of feeding adult scale insects should make them a relatively easy pest to control but the difficulty lies in their waxy scales, which protect against predators and most contact insecticides.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Rodenticides

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Rodenticides

Responsible use in ornamental horticulture.

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