Pest and Disease Control

The best cure for most pest and disease problems is prevention! Focus on building the health of your soil, pay attention to plant spacing, follow good watering practices and properly dispose of diseased plant material. The following resources give more details. 

Getting started

Working with Nature to Minimize Pest and Disease Problems gives overall plant health tips.

Sunday Gardener gives simple tips on using beneficial organisms to control pests. 

Pest Control Library presents pictures of pest and diseases, description of symptoms and ways to control the problem.

UMass's extension program has a number of fact sheets on plant diseases and pests. The vegetable pages have a list of the pests and diseases that commonly affect each vegetable. 

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