Garden Plants and Their Problems
ENEMY DAMAGE CONTROL
Broccoli (cont.)  
Flea beetles Small, shiny beetles riddle Dust with rotenone.
  leaves with tiny holes.  
Aphids Grayish lice clustered thick Spray with TEPP or rote-
  inside curled leaves, on none-pyrethrum or nico-
  flower heads. tine.
Yellows Plants wilt, turn yellow. Use resistant varieties.
Cacti
Mealybugs White fuzzy insects at base Remove with toothpick, or
  of spines; cause yellowing. spray with Volck.
Red spiders Plants gray or yellow with Put plant on side and
  fine webs. syringe with water.
Scales Gray, yellow, or white, flat Scrub off with toothbrush
  or convex shells on spines. or spray with Volck.
Rot Plants kept too wet rot at Do not overwater.
  base or roots.  
Calendula
Aphids Black, also green, lice com- Any contact insecticide.
  mon on buds and flowers.  
Blister beetle Black beetle eating flowers. Spray with DDT.
Caterpillars Foliage eaten. Spray with DDT.
California
Christmas
Berry
Lace bug Leaves grayish, brown on Spray with lindane.
  underside.  
Thrips New leaves distorted, Spray with lindane.
  curled.  
Scab Brown, velvety spots on Prune out dead wood in
  leaves, stems, berries. winter, spray before bloom
    with copper.
California Pep-
per Tree
Texas and Ar- Trees dying. See under rots.
millaria root
rots



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