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Please identify small black cones on avocado branch

One small branch of this five year old avocado tree is covered in black cones that resemble barnacle shells. Ants are clearly interested in them. What is going on here? Has something other than the ...
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Which Pest Attacked My Lettuce Leaves?

I planted romaine lettuce and I think it was attacked by some pests, but I can't identify them because I don't see any insects. I decided to replace with the new plants but it still get attacked. Do ...
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Citrus treatment for scale bugs and whether fruit is edible

I have some citrus trees with scale bugs, they are kept as house plants and live outside during the warmer months. They've been sprayed (regrettably) with a pretty nasty pesticide. It's called Bug ...
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What ate the leaves of my pepper and tomato plants?

All the damage occurred over the course of one sunny day while I was at work, several pepper plants and young tomato plants defoliated severely. I suspect rabbits as I've seen some around and I haven'...
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How to get rid of these small black bugs on gardenia

My gardenia is more than 6 months old. it was in good health. Suddenly I noticed that the gardenia leaves are turning yellow. I thought that it was because of natural causes. So, I ignored it ...
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What is happening to my flowers? Brown egg like balls? Flattened from stem

My flowers were growing wonderfully and in a nice bush form, a few days ago it started to flatten outwards. Thought it may have been due to some animal (my cat), but today I have found these brown egg ...
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Okra Pest Identification

Can anyone identify these small bugs on my okra plants? Minimal leaf damage, and stems look ok. They're planted next to green beans and bell peppers.
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Can a mix of a sticking agent and a bitter salt be used to deter deer and moose from eating trees in winter?

A sticking agent is a material added to a spray mix to give it longer residence time on a plant. Many plant poisons are very bitter. Would a spray solution with a bitter agent such as potassium alum ...
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What bore a hole in this rose?

There is a hole in this rose. What is the name of the bug that would create such a hole?
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Identify this bug attacking rose buds

The buds on two of my rose plants are being attacked by something that damages the outer petals. I've been spraying with an organic pesticide but it doesn't seem to be having much effect. What can ...
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Will a punctured stem harm my pepper plant?

The stem of one of my potted plants was slightly chewed on by a cat. Nothing that would seriously damage the structural integrity of the plant, but it did puncture the surface with a few small tooth ...
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What are these black and white spotted areas leaves on my basil plant?

My basil has a weird problem that seems to be spreading on the leaves. It's basically white spots that are thinner surrounded by black spots. I tried to find information online but couldn't find ...
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What could be eating my beet greens?

I have some rows of beets, and it seems that something has started to eat their beet greens. Interestingly, whatever is eating them seems to be working its way methodically up the row, rather than ...
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Why are squirrels pruning new bayberries?

Our crew has witness squirrels cutting the tops off recently planted bayberries on a number of occasions. The animals don't seem to do anything with the bark or cut tops. Why are they doing this and ...
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What is the cause of white spots on bean leaves and how to solve the problem?

The leaves of my three bean plants are covered in these white spot; the rocket has the same problem, while the ivy and the avocado seem unaffected. These spots are located on the upper surface and ...
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How to prevent chicken damaging my plant?

I kept some chickens in my backyard. They are caged, but sometimes I let them out to feed on the ground. The chicken loved to dug the soils in my potted plants. I've tried to put some rock on the ...
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What is this green caterpillar eating and laying eggs in my tomatillo husks?

My tomatillo plants are infested with some sort of green caterpillar or larvae that's chewing holes in the husk, fruit, and leaves. It is not bothering the nearby tomato plants. Any ideas on what it ...
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Should I prune skeletonized leaves?

Follow up to this question. I've killed all of the Japanese beetles on my fruit trees, and will continue to monitor them every morning. Unfortunately I have a lot of skeletonized leaves. Seems like ...
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Beetles on my fruit trees

I have some plum and peach trees and have noticed several of these beetles on each one. There are also a lot of holes in the leaves which I assume are the beetles eating them. Now if that’s just ...
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Aphids in my Fuchsia

Now, I am seeing Aphids in my indoor Fuchsia. Previously I lost my Petunia and Bleeding heart for this reason. I have initially removed them using Sellotapes and then I sprayed soap water. Is that a ...
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What might be eating small holes in my bell pepper?

There appears to be something eating very small holes into my pepper fruits. At first I suspected an insect, but upon cutting the pepper open there were no signs of investation. One of the holes even ...
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Zucchini skin disease (holes)

For several years now the zucchini in my amateur garden have always failed in the same way. The fruits start to grow but stay in an arrested development state (their size never goes beyond 12cm, the ...
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What's wrong with the leaves of lily plants?

What's wrong with the leaves of lily plants? They seem faded when compared to the other leaves. Someone told me that they're just older leaves, but I wanted to make sure.
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How to protect my guava tree from insects?

I have a guava tree that is 2-3 years old, but every summer when the fruit starts to ripe, the ripe fruit gets holes near the branch and when cut it I see small larvas crawling all inside. I did use ...
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What are these white irregular sized spots on my cucumber and melon plants?

Most of my cucumber and melon plants have these (cream) white spots of various size. The white spots grow and some of the older leaves have withered (partly). All plants come from seed, and have ...
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What is eating/removing young fruit from my lemon and orange trees?

I live on the upper Gulf coast, just inland of Galveston Bay. For the past three weeks my improved meyer lemon tree, and two satsuma orange trees have been in glorious bloom. The bees went crazy, and ...
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What harm can moles do to my garden?

In the last year, we've started seeing more and more moles in our large lawn area... From the odd hill at one corner to many all over. I know moles are a big problem for those aiming for perfectly ...
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What is the prognosis for Camellia japonica with 90% of leaves removed?

The damndeer ate 90 % of the leaves and 75 % of the leaf buds ( 1/4 to 1/2 inch long at this time) from a 4 ft tall Camellia japonica. It has been in that location about 4 years. Normally there is a ...
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Apple plant abnormal leaves

I have a apple plant which is about 5months old(guessed). As you can see in the image below the new leaves are curling up. I don't know what causes this or how to treat for this. This has happened to ...
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Tahitian Lime tree leaves eaten?

I got this Tahitian Dwarf Lime tree not long ago and I was surprised to find a few of the leaves being bitten. I'm not sure what to do to stop/prevent this from reocurring. Any advice?
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What are these white with black caterpillars eating Petunias in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

I'm visiting grandparents in Albuquerque, New Mexico and am trying to help perk up some of their potted and hanging potted plants. It doesn't take long for plants to dwindle in this area (dry and hot ...
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What caterpillar is this?

And how do I get rid of it... The beasts are about 2 cm long. At first I thought there was a parasite in my plants since I only saw the poppy-seed-like excrement. Until someone mentioned it was ...
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Young cherry tree features brown, curled, holed and loss of leaves

I've noticed a significant deterioration in the health of my relatively young (~2 years) cherry tree. The leaves are turning brown, some are curled, some have holes and a number have also entirely ...
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Is this discoloration on a pumpkin plant stem caused by squash vine borer?

I have a big, healthy looking pumpkin plant with a dozen small pumpkins starting to bud. Today I went in and got a good look at the base of the vine and found this discoloration. Is this squash vine ...
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Will beans or peas grow back after being topped by a deer?

A deer got at my peas and beans. The peas seem to still have some leaves and stem. The beans are missing most of their leaves. Do either plants have any chance of regrowing or should I scrap them all ...
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Dying tree with many holes

There is a medium-sized tree on my property that’s in trouble (it’s some sort of fruiting berry tree: cherry?). I just noticed that it is way behind the other trees in terms of leaves, about 1/3 of ...
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Little Pests with White cotton around them

I see little pests with white cottons around them on my plant. How can I get rid of them?
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Beet leaves bubbling

A few of my beet plants (~5%) have these odd skin-like bubbles forming on one or two of their leaves. When I pop them they're filled with these patches of black particles (possibly dead pests of some ...
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Capsicum ( Peppers ) leaves have holes, turned yellow, curled no bugs visible

Capsicum ( Melbourne, Australia ), outdoor on balcony in a pot, started to have holes on leaves, turned yellow, curled, but no bugs visible. Has proper drainage, watered around every 2-3 days (may ...
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Help identifying pest

I have Basil and mint plants with leaves filled with white dots (see images), and now I've even noticed the same thing on a red currant bush. But I have no idea what's causing it. I can not see any ...
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Identifying cause of poor growth in rudbeckia

My rudbeckia is starting to come out, and some of the leaves at the tips are curled, dry, and in some of the plants yellow. Last year these plants did mostly fine, considering it was an incredibly ...
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Will a basil seedling regrow after its leaves were eaten?

I planted purple basil a couple of months ago; its true leaves were beginning to develop but a slug (I'm guessing) devoured all the leaves from the seedlings. The stems are present so will it still ...
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Will red maple tree survive after being eaten by deer?

Deer ate the leaves off a recently planted red maple tree. Is the tree permanently damaged or will the tree continue to grow? What should I do?
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Why is this boxwood suffering? Is it box blight or an insect-infection?

I have two small boxwood hedges in my garden which I have trained over the years by cutting into the form of a cuboid. One hedge is in a shady and wet place, one is fully exposed to the sun, south ...
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What is this dark leafy vegetable plant? What's causing holes in the leaves, and how can I help it?

I got a variety of seeds from a friend. Most were swiss chard and butter lettuce but this one is different. Also it's the only one that's getting riddled with little holes. What's eating it? What ...
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Tips to help an ash tree, trying to grow from the roots of an EAB victim

Two years ago, emerald ash borer struck my region. I and several of my neighbors made the tree services rich, taking down the trees before they came down on their own and causing damages. I lost ...
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Should I remove the tiny, cute, white and red bugs from my Umbrella plant (Variegated Schefflera)?

I wiped the leaves of this Umbrella plant (Variegated Schefflera) some weeks ago. Now I am seeing all these white and red bugs on the leaves of the plant. I can easily take them off with a stick. ...
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What's eating my broccoli and kale, and what can I do to prevent it?

Something has been eating my broccoli and kale plants. I haven't seen anything on it, so I'm not sure what it is. It started eating the leaves and has progressed to eating stems and recently seems to ...
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Are squash bugs a pepper pest?

So, I grew some zucchini and the squash bugs finally proliferated on it. Today I was in the garden and I saw that there were squash bugs hanging out on my chili pepper plant, which is by the zucchini (...
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Black beetle identification, crawling on potato plant

I need help identifying a beetle I found in my garden. I've never seen them before, but suddenly today there were many of them crawling around my russet potato plants. They were quite active and ...