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Common Garden Pests & Diseases

Common Garden Pests & Diseases

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insectpests
&
diseases
home garden 
on 
vegetables 
in the 
Common 
Bulletin No 4624 ISSN 1448-0352
 
by Harald Hoffmann,Stewart Learmonth & Peter Wood
Control
As chemical registrations constantly change, this bulletin doesnot recommend any control measures. Your local plantnurseries or hardware store can assist you with advice.
Important disclaimer
The Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Agricultureand the State of Western Australia accept no liabilitywhatsoever by reason of negligence or otherwise arising fromthe use or release of this information or any part of it.© State of Western Australia 2004.
Introduction
Home gardeners frequently see insect pests and diseases affecting theirvegetables. Usually they would have seen them in previous seasons, andthe symptoms look familiar. However, there are occasions, when anunusual pest (not native to Western Australia) can occur. Exotic pests area concern for the farming community, as they could threaten theagricultural and horticultural industries and increase the price ofproduction and cost to the consumer.This bulletin describes the most common insect pests and diseases inhome vegetable gardens.
Please report anything unusual to the Pest and Disease InformationService on
93683666
or
1800 084 881.
insectpests
&
diseases
home garden 
on 
vegetables 
in the 
Common 
 
Contents
INSECT PESTS
African black beetle4Aphids4Bean weevil5Beet webworm5Cabbage white butterfly6Cluster caterpillar6Coon bug7Corn earworm7Cutworm8
Diamond-back (cabbage) moth8
Eggfruit caterpillar9Garden weevil, Whitefringed weevil 9Grass-hoppers and locusts10Green vegetable bug11Leaf eating ladybirds11Leafhoppers12Looper caterpillar12Lucerne flea13Mole crickets13Native budworm14Nematodes14Onion maggot15Pea weevil15Potato moth16Redlegged earth mite16Rutherglen bug17Snails and slugs17Sweet potato leaf miner18Thrips18Tiger moth19Tomato russet mite19Two-spotted mites20Vegetable beetle20Vegetable weevil21 Wireworm 21
DISEASES
Most Vegetables22Many Vegetables22Broad beans23French and runner beans24Beetroot 25Brassicas26Carrots 28Celery29Curcurbits29Lettuce30Onions32Parsnip32Peas 33Potatoes35Potatoes, Tomatoes37Silver beet38Tomatoes 39

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