Garden Plants and Their Problems
ENEMY DAMAGE CONTROL
PECAN (cont.)
Pecan scab
Leaves almost black, drop; dark lesions on nuts Moore and Stuart varieties more resistant; 2 to 4 sprays of low-lime bordeaux.

THERE ARE MANY INSECTS AND DISEASES; GET SPRAY SCHEDULE FROM YOUR OWN COUNTY AGENT.

Peony
Rose chafers Tan, long-legged beetles Spray or dust with DDT.
  feed on blossoms.  
Thrips Flowers ball or have brown DDT or lindane.
  edges to petals.  
Botrytis blight Young shoots rot with gray Cut all stalks at ground
  mold, buds turn black. level in fall; spray or dust
    with Fermate in spring.
Pepper
Flea beetles Leaves riddled with small Dust with DDT or rote-
  holes. none or spray with bor-
    deaux as for leaf spots.
Colorado potato Large yellow, black-striped Dust with DDT.
beetle beetle eats foliage.  
Leaf spots Water-soaked spots on Treat seed with 1 to 2000
  leaves which drop; patho- bichloride of mercury;
  gen carried in seed. spray with copper.
Anthracnose Large, dark spots on fruits. Use clean seed; rotate crops.
Mosaic Cucumber and tomato vi- Burlington and Rutgers
  ruses mottle and dwarf World Beater resistant to
  leaves. tomato virus.
Blossom-end rot Fruit has dark rot at end, Avoid excessive nitrogen;
  due to irregular water sup- water regularly.
  ply.  
Periwinkle
(Vinca)
(Myrtle in
North)
Blight Shoots turn black and die. No control known; remove
vine




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