How to investigate the pests/diseases attacking your plants

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Though there are many sites that contain this information, my experience in the past you have to go through a series of detail on colors and attributes of the insect/fungus and without a degree in botany or Entomology I really have little idea what they are asking for.  Gardeners.com’s “Pest and Disease Detective” on the other hand allows you to simply select the specific plant and the area that is being attacked (leaves. stems, flowers, fruit, roots) and it will show you thumbnails to quickly identify the pest/disease that is harming your plant.  With a simple click you go right into the description and details how to terminate the problem. 

Simple but effective just the way I like it…

7 Responses to “How to investigate the pests/diseases attacking your plants”

  1. meemsnyc Says:

    What a cool website! Thanks for the tip.


  2. Ragnar Says:

    That’s a handy tool!


  3. Teresia Says:

    What a great and helpful site…THANKS!.. now I am off to see if I have any of them creepy crawlies in the garden.


  4. Cori Says:

    A nice recommendation. That site has some great macro photography of bugs!


  5. Emily Says:

    Thanks so much for the link. I’ve been puzzling this morning over my potatoes and worried I had blight, but using the detective found something that looks more like what is going on, which turns out to be Fusarium Wilt. Better that than blight, late or early.


  6. plant_deficiency Says:

    Thanks for sharing this helpful link. This can really help a lot of growers determine the types of pests that are plaguing their gardens. The website is very informative. What I like most about it is that it shares pictures of different pests and their possible causes. This is very important because oftentimes, it is hard to identify the types of pests that may be ruining crops in the garden.


  7. URFarmer Says:

    Great link. Visual tools are such a great way to quickly identify problems in the garden. Thanks for sharing.


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