Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) – Symptoms, Damage and Preventive measures

This affects all species. This is a microscopic soil worm living in hot, humid and airy soils that penetrates roots and causes growth decrease and plant death. It also enables other noxious soil organisms to enter in the plant. Symptoms and Damage Some of the symptoms of this disease include the following: Leaves yellowing and wilt from the bottom to the top. Plant becomes more sensitive to drought. There are lots of galls on roots. Damage Prevention Some of the possible damage prevention measures include the following: growing some other…

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Shoot Borer (Scorbipalpa Ergasima) – Symptoms and Damage Prevention

This is a lonely translucent back head caterpillar which attacks bugs, mostly during dry season. It is the type of disease that affects crops like Egg plant. At the end of larval stage, the caterpillar becomes red and falls on the soil where it will become a nymph. Holes due to caterpillar exit can then be seen on bud. Symptoms and Damage Caterpillars eat the inside part of buds, including abortion. Sometimes, they also attack young fruits, eating the inside part and stopping total development of the fruit. Damage Prevention…

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