Disease

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

Photinia black spot disease

Photinia shrubs sometimes contract a disease called Photinia leaf spot or Photinia black spot. Leaves are dotted with black spots that slowly spread
Lead spot on a young red and green photinia leaf.

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

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.

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

Bean blight, 5 diseases that cause spots and wilting on beans

Beans are a favorite in the vegetable patch, and not only for us! Many types of sickness-causing fungus and bacteria also love to infect bean plants. They cause brown or yellow spots,wilt, and other issues on bean leaves, bean pods and vines. Here are the main culprits responsible for bean blight.
Types of blight that infect bean leaves, pods and seeds

Phytophthora: one name, many plant diseases

Phytophthora is a word used to describe more than just a single disease. The term refers to many different plant pathologies which have more or less severe impacts (crown rot, mildew, ink disease, etc.) It’s more accurate to use the phrase “phytophthora diseases”.
phytophthora on a tomato plant and fruit

Xylella fastidiosa, the olive tree killer

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 Until recent times, Xylella fastidiosa wasn’t mentioned very often, but nowadays it’s become […]
Olive tree killing bacteria, xylella fastidiosa

Thrips damage and symptoms – how to tell if your plant is infected by thrips

Thrips can cause different types of damage to your plants. This depends both on the plant species and the type of thrips. Key thrips damage symptoms Sunken streaks and patches – leaves and stems Colored spots or patches – usually silver-white Stunted growth – buds (flower and leaf) Often combined with – plant virus, fungal […]
Mango leaves infected with thrips
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