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Song of india spots and burnt signs on leaves help please

I stay in kolkata right now the temperature is 30 and humidity level is 31. Its been 1 week i bought my plant from the nursery and i repotted it yesterday and i see some spots and burnt on my plant ...
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Indoor chilis infected by strange problem

I am having problems with something affecting, infecting my Carolina reaper plants. I can see curled leaves, white blotches. With a microscope i see tiny “suckers.” Any ideas?
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Treat thrip on houseplants

I diagnosed these little guys as thrips as you could see them and the typical silvery trails in the leaves where the immature thrip live. They had spread to the ivy and philodendron plants inside the ...
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Need help diagnosing pepper pests

I am trying to figure out what is eating holes in the leaves of my plants ( habinero and sweet pepper ). Primarily the holes are in the centre of leaves, with some on the edge of one leaf. and the ...
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Browning leaves and shiny substance on Ficus Bonsai

I got this ficus bonsai about a month ago from Walmart. When I first took it out of the decorative pot I noticed about 5 little orange worms at the bottom and I immediately let it sit outside for a ...
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Gage tree leaves turned brown

I have an Oullins Golden Gage tree which is 3 years old. This year, many of the leaves have turned brown with some holes in them. I live in South West England, UK and this happened in early spring - ...
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Yellow substance on Dracaena Compacta Planter. Should I be concerned?

This is a post from Bangalore(India) (Temp: 20-30°C; Humidity: 75%) I recently noticed some yellow stuff on the planter(terracotta) of my Dracaena Compacta. Along with this with the plant also seems ...
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What are these white spots on the leaves of my fig tree?

I have a fig tree in my flat and some white spots have appeared and get more and more numerous and spread more and more over the leaves. It is not removable when rubbing with a tissue. I can't find ...
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Little White Eggs on African Marigold Flower

I am in Southern New Jersey. Can anyone advise on what to do about these little white eggs on my African Marigold? Update: The sun came out a few hours later and dried up the eggs. But, the flower is ...
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Snail control using biodynamic or ecofriendly solutions

I have recently built and planted a few box gardens with various herbs and vegetables, however, I am having issues with snails. I was told that magnolia flowers are a good natural repellent but they ...
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Can someone identify this grub please

I found this critter in a planter full of wet compost. So far theres about 10. I was going to plant strawberries in it. I’d like to know if it is something cool or something that likes strawberries ...
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White spots and dried tips on key lime trees

We grew two key lime trees from seeds. They are now about 3 years old. A few weeks ago they started developing white spots on some of the leaves and some of the new shoots died off. We live in ...
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Monstera deliciousa brown residue on STEMS?

I have a fairly mature monstera deliciousa, that has been thriving and putting out new growth. I moved it into my bathroom for the winter. It’s now spring so I brought it outside and noticed this ...
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Is this is tick? [closed]

Found this on my wall. (I've never seen a tick before) I live in the Northeast
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Distorted leaves, white spots, and welts on basil

I'm currently gearing up to start some basil seeds and doing an inventory of my closet greenhouse. One of my basil plants has recently been absolutely wrecked by... Something, or multiple things, and ...
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What are these pests that look like thrip larva?

They are very small and look like the earliest stages of thrip larva, but I have never seen an adult thrip, even though I see these guys often, so I don't think that's what they are. They walk on ...
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Help identifying the pest/disease on my Schismatoglottis

I've attached a pic of the leaf of a Schismatoglottis I got recently. It's otherwise happy, healthy and flourishing but a few weeks after new leaves emerge they are covered in a slightly brownish ...
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Wilting and stunted growth of vegetables in NFT Hydroponics System

me and my friends are starting a small scale hydrponics farm based in jakarta, Indonesia. Recently we have experienced problem in our system, mainly wilting, stunted growth and yellowing leaves. The ...
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Walnut Sapling Stem Getting Black

I am worried about this walnut sapling. It was replanted last month and look healthy, hewever, I noticed the lower part of the stem got black. I am worried that the sapling might die. What is causing ...
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Why do the Walnuts of Our Trees Get Black and Could Not Ripe

We have a cottage in a very close proximity to the Black Sea (around 2 kilometers) in what is referred to as a Temperate Climate Zone environment. We have 3 old walnut trees that give a fair amount of ...
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What kind of spider is covering my olive trees in these Halloween style webs?

These extreme webs have appeared over many of my young olive trees. They are pretty all engulfing and I can’t see any spiders. Last spring I saw a bush that had some kind of moth caterpillar ...
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Small tiny white / amber mites running around the sides of the pot

I have found in my pots some kind of tiny white bug, kind of mite I think. They are very very small, like a grain of dust, and they do not seem to be on under the leaves or on the stalks. They do not ...
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What are these insects on my Japanese maple tree?

I live in Sweden and have a Japanese maple tree in a pot on my balcony. This October I saw maybe hundreds of small insects on my tree which I believe caused the leaves to crumble and fall. Which to me ...
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What are these bugs? And how can I restore a healthy compost?

I have a ventilated outdoor compost bin, primarily for food scraps. Until recently, it was a diverse ecosystem that produced good compost. About a month ago, it turned into a mono-culture of these ...
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Oak leaves turn white

My oak sapling was doing well all summer, until a few weeks ago. It has these leaves that turn white. I removed one branch with white leaves already but it still seems to 'spread'. Anyone know what it ...
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Request for identification of insects on Brussels sprouts

I found these eggs all over my Brussels sprout plant. Interestingly, none of the other plants near this one had any eggs on it. In the close-up, it looks like some of the eggs are hatched. What insect ...
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What pest is this on my areca palm?

my areca has developed these white spots on its leaves and stems. I had wiped out most of the ones on the leaves a week back, with neem oil solution. I spotted these on the stems today. Are these ...
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Need help with Guava Tree Insect

This bug seems attached to my guava tree under leaf. I only found one. And there are holes in some leaves. The affected leaves are clustered together. I'm in Hawaii at 1300 windy feet.
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What would cause cherry tree leaves to dry from middle outward?

I have a 3-year-old cherry tree which is losing its leaves early this year. They appear to be drying and wilting from the middle (large vein) outward. What would cause this? Notes: Located in ...
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Insect identification

The other day I noticed a large concentration of these insects hanging around my squash plants. What are they? Are they a pest I should be concerned about?
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Can anyone identify what is going on with my Fittonia?

There are small white dots around the soil only on the dead leaves and the rest of the plant and stems seem fine. Wondering if this is pest related or maybe mould?
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what happens to uncovered Bokashi waste?

Usually Bokashi waste is advised to be buried. But we know rats are not attracted to the Bokashi waste. So what is the real reason for burying this waste. What happens if Bokashi waste is not buried? ...
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What kinds of larvae/maggots/worms are these?

While I was repotting my rosemary, I discovered several, fairly large, worm-like creatures (see images below; I found more after taking the picture, but they look the same as the other ones). For ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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What is this insect in my plants?

I was having some problems with my plants, that somebody identified as thrips. Just today, I moved one of the pots on my plants, and from underneath I found a lot of tiny insects. I was able to get ...
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Is this a bug on my adenium plant and what should I do?

I'm not sure what's going on with my adenium plant. But it's getting worst week by week. It's on the balcony with direct sunlight from 11 to 16. I don't know if that stuff on the leaves is living ...
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What are these white spots on my plants?

I recently noticed that some of my plants are getting some spots on their leaves. First it was my eggplants: And now my marigolds: Both are isolated to a single pot, so I moved the affected pots to ...
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Are these spiders or mites?

I was letting my anthurium soak in a bowl of water and when I took it out noticed these two black tiny spiders in the water. Are they spider mites or actual spiders? The top of the soil has webbing ...
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What is this infestation?

My potted carambola (startfruit) has started losing leaves recently, and when I looked very closely, I saw what I think is evidence of some sort of infestation. I have some insecticidal soap (Safer's, ...
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Pests on my herbs

I have some pests all over my herbs. They were on my chilli plant too a few weeks back, and I tried spraying it with a dilute mixture of apple cider vinegar with a couple of drops of washing up liquid ...
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Please help identify tiny white bugs on the soil of my raised bed

Please help me identify these patches of tiny white bugs that appeared all over the soil of my raised bed. I suspect their size to be in the 0.2-0.8 mm range There are also some tiny sub-millimetre ...
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Bugs found in all of my plants!

I noticed my basil was being chewed about a week ago. I inspected the soil and leaves and didn't found anything. Next thing I see is a little black and brown bug (shown picture 1) running around the ...
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Pest found on sunflowers

I found some black/white dots that are on my sunflower leaves and flower. I can't tell if they are pests or infected with disease. Could someone help ?
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What animals dig surface trench in lawns?

I went out to take a few pictures for plant identification and noticed these surface trenches in our lawn. The trenches are more visible in weed-heavy areas (2nd pic). I've read about the various ...
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White dots on pepper plant leaf. Which nutrient/fungal problem?

Consider the attached pictures of some leaves of my pepper plant. There are white dots on the backside of the leaf which correspond to regions of mild translucency on the face of the leaf. Further, ...
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Tiny white insects in the soil-eating roots?

I notice a lot of white tiny tiny insect in the soil if my plants. They mainly stay in the soil, nothing on the stem or leaves. I just noticed these things today, so not sure how long they have been ...
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What is this white furry pest?

This is a basil plant growing in a hydroponics kit in my kitchen. I'm not sure how it got there but it appears to be a pest that has gotten in somehow. The leaves started to wilt and die.
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What are these yellow/brown spots on the leaves of this Alocasia?

Last year this alocasia 'giant taro' was very healthy growing foot long leaves shooting up every couple of weeks. At some point the leaves started to decay and while it's still alive, the leaves are ...
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What is the most likely problem with my hot pepper plants?

I'm trying to keep my Carolina Reaper pepper plants alive. We've had lots of rain, and there is good drainage at the bottom of the planters. I've put down slug plugs and spray them with insect oil. ...
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Avoiding snails around potted greenery?

I had an idea about snail trap. I was wondering if placing a plastic ring in a form of a brush around a pot with needles pointing down would serve the purpose. Using very tiny spaced needles (i.e. low ...
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