Pests & Diseases Tracker

A subscriber service delivering realtime pest & disease outbreak alerts plus plant health news, EAMU updates and pest & disease factsheets direct to your email.

Pests & Diseases Tracker

A subscriber service delivering realtime pest & disease outbreak alerts plus plant health news, EAMU updates and pest & disease factsheets direct to your email.

Pests: both adult sciarid fly (left) and shore flies (right) will lay eggs in moist growing media

Sciarid and shore flies: frass from these pests reduces plant quality while feeding damage creates entry points for serious root diseases

Symptoms of Botrytis fatsia

Botrytis: protecting ornamentals crops from Botrytis

Plant leaf damage caused by nematodes

Leaf and stem nematodes: cultural controls and nursery hygiene are key to avoiding plant and bulb damage

Image: Dove Associates

Damping-off: what steps can growers take to keep it off the ornamentals nursery?

Spidermite on rose

Spider mites: defences for protected and outdoor ornamentals against spider mites

Image: Dove Associates

Leaf miners: how growers can protect ornamentals crops from leaf miners

Capsid damage leaves small holes in young leaves

Leafhoppers, capsids, lace bugs & sap suckers: how to defend ornamentals crops against these pests

Platanus with plane anthracnose symptoms

Plane anthracnose: how to treat a disease that can quickly render plants unsaleable

Leaves affected by peach leaf curl infection

Peach leaf curl: how to combat the disfiguring effects of peach leaf curl on ornamentals crops

Wild rabbits: preventing costly rabbit damage to ornamentals crops

Green manure options (left-to-right): Sudan grass, Caliente mustard and Eruca sativa - credit: Dove Associates

Green manures: How green manures can boost ornamentals

Compost tea: how compost tea helps crops resist disease attacks

Mole damage - image: Dove Associates

Moles: how protect against root damage by tunnelling moles on ornamentals crops

Viburnum beetle - image: Dove Associates

Beetles: how to protect ornamentals crops against beetles

Gall mite damage on Juglans - image: Dove Associates

Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites: ways to prevent and treat Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites on ornamentals crops

Downy mildew on buddhleja - image: Dove Associates

Downy mildew: how can ornamentals growers identify, treat and prevent outbreaks of this fungal disease?

Oak leaves attacked by powdery mildew - image: Dove Associates

Powdery mildew: how to fend off powdery mildew infections in protected and outdoor ornamentals crops

Whitefly - image: Dove Associates

Whiteflies: how to protect ornamentals crops against whitefly pests

Canker lesions on Prunus - credit: Dove Associates

Bacterial and fungal canker: how to protect ornamentals crops against bacterial and fungal canker

A green grease band wrapped around a trunk provides chemical-free pest control - credit: Dove Associates

Winter moths: how growers can protect their forestry trees and ornamentals crops against winter moths

Phytophthora root rot - image: Dove Associates

Phytophthora root rots: treatments and strategies to defend against phytophthora root roots in ornamentals production and the landscape

Following best practice at nurseries will lower plant health risks - credit: Dove Associates

What you need to know about plant health best practice

Wilt - image: Geoff Dixon

Wilt: how to help prevent and treat wilt on ornamentals crops

Chafer damage - credit: Bionema

Leatherjacket and chafer grub: how to prevent leatherjacket and chafer grub problems

Aphid on Philadelphus - image: Dove Associates

Aphids: how to defend your protected ornamentals crop from aphids

Rose leaf affected by fungal leaf spots - image: Dove Associates

Fungal leaf spots: chemical, cultural and biological control advice for treating fungal leaf spots on ornamental crops

Image: Dove Associates

Needle blights: how growers can manage and treat needle blights on conifers

Image: HW

What are the best ways to regulate plant growth?

Fusarium patch: how to protect turf and grasses from fusarium patch

Thrips damage on petunia

Thrips: how can ornamentals growers avoid thrips damage?

Outdoor and glasshouse crops are at risk from these pests that will feed on flowers and leaves.

Mealybug: citrus, Planococcus citri - image: Martin Lagerwey/Flickr

Mealybugs: how to identify and treat infestations of mealybug on ornamentals crops

Plane anthracnose - image: Dove Associates

Platanus anthracnose: how to treat the fungus that causes Platanus anthracnose

Scale insects: waxy scales protect pests - image: Dove Associates

Scale insects: how to identify and eliminate scale insects

Image: Dove Associates

Rodenticides: controlling rodents in ornamentals production setting

Leaf nematode damage - image: Dove Associates

Leaf and stem nematodes: how ornamentals growers can defend crops against leaf and stem nematodes

Image: Dove Associates

Box blight: advice on how to protect ornamentals crops from box blight

Pear Leaf Blister Mite - image: Dove Associates

Pear Leaf Blister Mite: how to tackle this common pest on ornamental crops

Sooty mould on bay - image: Dove Associates

Sooty moulds: how can ornamentals growers control sooty moulds?

Red thread disease - image: Flickr/Kris Lord (CC by 2.0)

Red Thread: how groundskeepers can minimise damage from red thread on their turf

Red thread is among the most important diseases of sports and amenity turf, affecting both the visual appearance and the playing quality of the sward.

Giant polypore - image: Flickr/Derek Winterburn (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Giant Polypore: how foresters and arborists can treat and manage giant polypore on forest and woodland trees

Phytophthora ramorum - image: Forest Research

Phytophthora ramorum: how land managers and ornamentals growers can manage the threat of 'sudden oak death'

This fungal disease has caused extensive tree loss in California, affecting mainly tanbark oak and some Quercus species, giving rise to the name sudden oak death.

Honey fungus on Thuja - image: Dove Associates

Honey Fungus: chemical and cultural measures for the control of honey fungus in park, garden, woodland and commercial settings

Honey fungus is one of the most dreaded diseases of trees and shrubs in landscape plantings.

Tunnels made by elm bark beetle under elm bark. Image: Flickr/Dr Mary Gillham Archive Project (CC by 2.0)

Dutch elm disease: how growers and arborists can cope with this fungal wilt

Roe deer - image: Flickr/hedera.baltica (CC by 2.0)

Roe, fallow and muntjac deer: how can growers, landscapers and grounds staff combat damage to plants and trees from deer

As development encroaches on their habitat, deer are becoming more of an issue on commercial nursery sites.

Beech Bark Disease - image: John O'Brien, USDA Forest Service (CC by 3.0)

Beech Bark Disease - what measures and strategies can best protect woodland and forests against beech bark disease

Beech bark disease is most likely to attack trees with trunks that are more than 20cm in diameter, although it can also be a problem on young plantations.

Slug damage on primula - image: Dove Associates

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Slugs & snails on ornamentals crops

What action can farmers, growers and gardeners take to avoid crop damage from molluscan pests?

Symptoms of ash dieback - image: Dove Associates

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Ash Dieback

What controls are available for growers to keep this devastating disease away from ash trees?

Image: Dove Associates

Pest & Disease Management - Green manure

Additional crop benefits for growers make this an increasingly popular option as a biofumiagant.

Leaf nematode damage - image: Dove Associates

Pest & disease factsheet - Leaf and stem nematodes

Eelworms can cause plant damage across a range of nursery stock, bulbs and herbaceous species.