Egg Plant Verticillium Wilt

Scientific Name:

Solanum melongena L.

Images:

Eggplant_Flowereggplantverticillium_wilt

Symptoms

Stunting of plants, yellowing, wilting, and drying of leaves.  And may lead to death of plants.

More reading…

  1. http://www.oisat.org/crops/vegetables/eggplant.html
  2. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/…/verticilliumwilt.html
  3. http://www.webindia123.com/garden/vegie/eggplant.htm
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July 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Tomato Early Blight

Scientific Name:

Alternaria solani

Images:

Early signsAdvanced stage

Symptoms

Leaves turn yellow, wither, and drop from plants. Tomato plant severely infected by early blight produce low yields of undersized fruit.

More reading…

  1. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/hortcrops/english/eblight.html
  2. http://www.infonet-biovision.org/default/ct/86/pests
  3. http://www.daehnfeldt.com/file_upload/40.PDF

July 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Yellow-Wilt

Symptoms

Symptoms include yellowing and wilting of the lower leaves and the entire plant. Plants become stunted when infected at a younger age. Some of the leaves may then collapse at the leaf stalk and hang down.

July 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Salty Soils

Scientific Name:

saline soils


Images:

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Symptoms

Plants are stunted with brown leaf edges, seeds do  not  germinate, and flower and fruit yields are poor/reduced

More reading…

  1. http://www.fao.org/docrep/r4082e/r4082e08.htm
  2. http://images.google.co.ke/images?hl=en&um=1&q=Salty+Soils&sa=N&start=20
  3. http://www.sunset.com/garden/garden-basics/salty-soils-00400000020417/

July 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Virus

Scientific Name:

Images:

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Symptoms

There is no single symptom of infection by virus. Signs include stunted growth, deformed leaves and flower buds, and white lines across flowers. Pale green or yellow patches on leaves.

More reading…

  1. http://www.dpvweb.net/intro/index.php
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_virus
  3. http://www.microbiologybytes.com/virology/Plant.html

July 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Scientific Name:

Tobamovirus .

Images:

on tomatoeon leavesOn Neon Eggplant

Symptoms

Stunted/underdeveloped, distorted, small leaves and plants.

More reading…

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_mosaic_virus
  2. http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1168.html
  3. http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-definition/Tobacco_mosaic_virus/
  4. http://www.inra.fr/hyp3/pathogene/6tmv.htm


July 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Rice Blast

Scientific Name:

Magnaporthe grisea

Pyricularia grisea

Images:

Lesions on rice leaves caused by infection with M. grisea

Symptoms

Lesions that can be found on all parts of the plant, including leaves, leaf collars, necks, panicles, pedicels, and seeds.

More reading…

  1. http://www.riceblast.org/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnaporthe_grisea
  3. http://www.cbwinfo.com/Biological/PlantPath/PyG.html
  4. http://www.oisat.org/pests/diseases/fungal/rice_blast.html

July 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm 2 comments

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