Speedwell

Biological information: Common name: Speedwell Scientific name: Veronica Filiformis Family or class: Plantaginaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Low growing plant Bright blue stemmed flowers Early in the year (March to May) Small scalloped leaves Life cycle: Perennial herb. Reproduces by asexually by resprouting from separated sections of stem and rhizome. Mode of … Continue reading Speedwell

Bacterial Wilt

Biological information: Common name: Bacterial Wilt Scientific name: Erwinia tracheiphila Family or class: Enterobacteriaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Wilting of plants or vines Movement from leaf tips into petiole Bacterial ooze, streaming Life cycle: Overwinters in plant debris and infected beetles Early feeding by striped cucumber beetle and spotted cucumber beetles pick … Continue reading Bacterial Wilt

Fusarium

Biological information: Common name: Fusarium Scientific name: Fusarium oxisporum Family or class: Nectriaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Wilting Chlorosis Necrosis Premature leaf drop Browning of the vascular system Stunting Damping off Older leaves yellow and drop first Life cycle: 3 different types of pores Microconidia Macroconidia Chlamydospores Mode of reproduction: Asexual Vectors … Continue reading Fusarium