Garden Plants and Their Problems
ENEMY DAMAGE CONTROL
Spruce
Eastern spruce Pineapple-shaped galls at Dormant miscible oil spray
gall aphid base of Norway spruce or nicotine or lindane.
  twigs.  
Cooley spruce Large gall at tip of blue Cut out before gall opens
gall aphid spruce. in July.
Spruce mite Needles gray or brown, Spray with Aramite or
Cytospora with webs. Ovotran.
canker Lower branches dying. Cut out.
Squash and
Pumpkin
Squash borer White worm in stem, vines Slit stem to kill borer;
  wilt. mound dirt over joints to
    start new roots; make suc-
    cessive plantings.
Squash bug Brown flat bug causes wilt- Sabadilla dust.
  ing.  
Melon aphid See Cantaloupe. Do not use sulfur or DDT
    on squash; both may in-
    jure.
Cucumber See Cucumber.  
beetles
Pickleworms See Cucumber.  
Bacterial wilt See Cucumber.  
Stock
Flea beetles Foliage riddled with small Dust with DDT or rote-
  holes. none.
Cabbage worms Large holes in leaves. Dust with DDT or rote-
    none.
Mosaic Foliage mottled. Rogue infected plants.
Strawberry
Strawberry Small brown snout beetle Dust with DDT early, or
weevil severs stem below bud; no 1 to 3 mixture of cryolite
  fruit. and sulfur.
Strawberry leaf Eats holes in leaves at Dust with DDT early, or
beetle night. 1 to 3 mixture of cryolite
    and sulfur.



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