Petunia Pests

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Petunias are reliable annuals that bloom from spring until autumn with only minimal maintenance. While petunias tend to be pest-resistant, the plants are occasionally bothered by various insect pests. Weak or neglected petunias are, however, especially prone to insect invasions. To keep petunias healthy, begin by providing adequate water and plenty of bright sunshine. Slugs…


Diseases & Pests of Daylilies

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Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) are popular perennials, well known for their easy care and prolific blooms. Each individual flower only blooms for one day before it wilts but many more blooms open each day to take its place. According to the American Hemerocallis Society, although daylilies are relatively pest and disease resistant, there are a few…


The Pests of Daylilies

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Daylilies are one of the most pest-free and care-free plants in the perennial garden. Occasionally, though, they may be afflicted by one of several pests that can pose a threat to their appearance, bloom or overall health. Identification Daylily pests, according to the American Hemerocallis Society, "include insects, mites, molluscs, millipedes and mammals" that feast…


Purple Coneflowers & Pests

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According to the British Columbia Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, purple coneflower, also known as Echinacea purpurea, is prized for its medicinal properties and is believed to be helpful in fighting against colds, sore throats, toothaches, burns, poison ivy and snakebites. This wildflower grows well in the moist conditions along the banks of rivers…


Experts caution farmers about cotton pests

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Chandigarh, July 22: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has conducted a survey to take stock of the incidence of various pests on the cotton crops in Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts. As per the survey report, the number of the pests affecting the crops adversely is very small. However, the farmers need to…


How to Protect an African Violet from Insects and Pests

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A healthy African violet is easy to recognize. It has well-formed leaves, a strong root system, and frequent blossoms. It is free of rot; mildew; mold; fungus; holes in foliage or in blossoms; and of water-logged stems or leaves. Insect and pest damage is difficult to successfully treat, so prevention is key. This article presents…


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