A Very Helpful Guide On Veggie Insect Pests & Diseases

This is the booklet that can help many vegetable farmers in identifying the pests and diseases attacking their crops and how to prevent or control them.

A booklet we got when we attended a seminar conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute is very informative. It is titled “Management Guide For Insect Pests And Diseases Of Lowland Vegetables.”

Pictures of the pests are featured, including their characteristics, damage symptoms and control measures. Example: Aphids which suck the plant sap resulting in poor stand, stunting and low yield. They affect all parts of the plants. Ways to control the pest are cited.

Other pests featured: Tomato fruit worm, cutworm, eggplant fruit and shoot borer, leafhoppers, 28-spotted lady beetle, bean pod borer, bean fly, vegetable leaf miner, yellow beetle, fruitfly, and okra yellow bug/cotton stainer.

Diseases featured: Fungus diseases – damping off, stem rot in beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, peas, squash, tomatoes and many others; Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium wilt, Southern Blight, Early Blight, Late Blight, Anthracnose, Cercospora Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Phomopsis Blight, Scab, Fusarium Dry Root Rot, Rhizoctonia Root Rot, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Mold.

Bacterial Diseases –  Bacterial Wilt, Bacterial Spot. Virus Diseases – Bean Mosaic Virus, Squash Mosaic Virus, Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Disease caused by Nematode – Root Knot.

Other Plant Disorders and Deficiencies – Blossom End Rot, Sun Scald.

A section is on Botanical Pesticides and Biological Control, including how to formulate them.

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3 thoughts on “A Very Helpful Guide On Veggie Insect Pests & Diseases

    1. Better contact the government agriculturist nearest you. Maybe you can ask from the ATI. Google how you can reach ATI, an agency of the Dept. of Agriculture.

  1. There is no ideal way to control pest in cultivars but by way of botanical
    control, follow the ways of Israel, insect pest that destroy/kill insect pest

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