Disease

Plants, like us, get sick when their environment is unbalanced. Learn about the main diseases and how to treat your plants against them.

Xylella fastidiosa, dreaded olive killer. Here’s how you can protect your tree.

Olive tree blight is a merciless killer. Protect your orchard against Xylella fastidiosa. Key facts Botanical name – Xylella fastidiosa Common name – Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS), Pierce’s disease, Olive tree blight Family – Xanthomonadaceae Sub-species – fastidiosa, multiplex, pauca and sandyi Type – Bacterial disease Symptoms – leaf scorch, chlorosis, stunting, twig desiccation […]
Olive tree killing bacteria, xylella fastidiosa

Bean blight, 7 diseases that cause spots and wilting on beans

Beans are a favorite in the veggie patch, and not only for us! Many types of bean blight exist, caused by fungus, viruses, mites and bacteria. They infect bean plants and trigger brown or yellow spots,wilt, and other issues on bean leaves, bean pods and vines. Here are the main culprits responsible for bean blight.
Bean blight

Organic tips for great soil health

Knowing your soil type, delicately working the ground, associating plants and protecting them without using fertilizer or pesticides, all these tips will lead to healthy organic soil.
Healthy soil attracts all sorts of beneficial animals like this robin.

Thrips damage and symptoms

Thrips cause damage to crops and ornamentals. Symptoms depend on the species of both plant and thrips. Key thrips damage symptoms Sunken streaks, patches → leaves Colored spots on leaves → white Stunted growth → buds (flower/leaf) Curly, waffled, crumpled → leaves Carrier/vector for – plant virus, fungal diseases (tomato spotted wilt virus) Read also: […]
Thrips damage

Organic treatments for your fruit trees

Do you have a garden with fruit trees and you’d like to get a bit more organic? Preserving and protecting nature is getting more and more attractive, most of all for our own dear little children.
Organic treatments for fruit trees

Cypress canker

Cypress canker is really the only disease known to this conifer. Although generally quite hardy, a canker infection can devastate
Disease killing cypress trees

Natural techniques for an organic vegetable patch

Chemical treatments are increasingly being banned across the planet thanks to the increased awareness of people. Growing “organic” vegetables has become mainstream, much more today than the fad it once was.
Natural tips for an organic vegetable patch

Scab, avoiding the disease

Often called apple scab, this fungus is responsible for important damage to this fruit tree, but also to plum trees and pear trees.
Scab on an apple

Tomatoes without diseases

Tomatoes are often infected with fungal diseases (related to mushrooms). A typical gardener’s first reaction is to blast the whole plant with chemicals.
Tomato plant with no disease

Avoiding and treating powdery mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungus that belongs to the Erysiphaceae family and frequently colonizes certain plants. This mold appears in the form of a light velvety white layer or white spots on leaves, which is what makes it immediately recognizable.
Powdery mildew symptoms and treatments
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