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Pests of Vegetables

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Bugs

aphids on lettuce

Aphids

armyworm moth larva

Armyworms

cabbage maggot larvae

Cabbage Maggot

     

diamondback moth larvae

Cabbage Worms

(Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm)

Colorado potato beetle adult

Colorado Potato Beetle

corn earworm larva

Corn Earworm

     

army cutworm larva

Cutworms

European corn borer larva

European Corn Borer

fall armyworm larvae

Fall Armyworm

     

flea beetle on broccoli

Flea Beetles

tomato hornworm larvae

Hornworms

Japanese beetle adults and damage

Japanese Beetle

     

potato leafhopper adult

Leafhoppers and Spittlebugs

spider mites

Spider Mites

squash bug adult

Squash Bug

     

green stink bug adult

Stink Bugs

striped cucumber beetle adults

Striped Cucumber Beetle

greenhouse thrips

Thrips

     

wireworms

Wireworms

   
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Diseases

tomatoes with anthracnose

Common Tomato Diseases

downy mildew on cucumber

Downy Mildew of Cucurbits

late blight symptoms on tomato

Late Blight

     

powdery mildew on pumpkin

Powdery Mildew

 
Didn't find what you were looking for? More Help with Disease Identification

Other Critters

slug

Slugs and Snails

deer in field

Deer

 
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Weeds

Canada thistle flower

Canada Thistle

vetch

Vetch

morning glory

Morning Glory (Bindweed)

     

purple loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

creeping charlie

Creeping Charlie

chickweed

Chickweed

     

garlic mustard

Garlic Mustard

hairy galinsoga

Hairy Galinsoga

woodsorrel

Woodsorrel

     

purslane

Common Purslane

sowthistle

Sowthistle

dandelion

Dandelion

     

cypress spurge

Cypress Spurge

yellow nutsedge

Yellow Nutsedge

quackgrass

Quackgrass

     

crabgrass

Crabgrass

ragweed

Ragweed

Shepherd's Purse

Shepherd's Purse

     

lambsquarters

Lambsquarters

pigweed

Pigweed

common plantain

Plantain

     

Oriental bittersweet

Oriental Bittersweet

poison ivy

Poison Ivy

giant hogweed

Giant Hogweed

     

Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

field horsetail

Field Horsetail

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Didn't find what you were looking for? More Help with Pest Identification
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[Photos, left to right: (aphids) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (armyworm) North Carolina Forest Service Archive, Bugwood.org; (cabbage maggot) Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2009; (cabbage worms) Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (Colorado potato beetle) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org ; (corn earworm) Alton N. Sparks, Jr., University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (cutworms) Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (European corn borer) Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (fall armyworm) University of Georgia Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (flea beetles) Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (hornworms) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (Japanese beetle) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (leafhoppers) Steve L. Brown, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (spider mites) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (squash bug) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (stink bugs) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (striped cucumber beetle) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (thrips) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (wireworms) Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (tomato) Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System; (downy mildew) Gerald Holmes, Valent USA Corporation, Bugwood.org; (late blight) Department of Horticulture Website at Cornell University; (powdery mildew) Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (slugs & snails) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (deer) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (Canada thistle) John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org; (vetch) Dan Tenaglia, Missouriplants.com; (morning glory) K. George Beck & James Sebastian, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (purple loosestrife) John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org; (creeping charlie) Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org; (chickweed) Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org; (garlic mustard) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (hairy galinsoga) Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org; (woodsorrel) Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org; (purslane) Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org; (sowthistle) Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org; (dandelion) Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; (cypress spurge) Todd Pfeiffer, Klamath County Weed Control, Bugwood.org; (yellow nutsedge) Jeff Stachler, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org; (quackgrass) Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org; (crabgrass) Richard Old, XID Services, Inc., Bugwood.org; (ragweed) Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org; (shepherd's purse) Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org; (lambsquarters) Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org; (pigweed) Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org; (plantain) Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (Oriental bittersweet) Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, Bugwood.org; (poison ivy) Catherine Herms, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org; (giant hogweed) Maine Department of Agriculture; (Japanese knotweed) Richard Old, XID Services, Inc., Bugwood.org; (field horsetail) Gil Wojciech, Polish Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org; John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org]

 

 
It is the policy of the State of Maine to minimize reliance on pesticides. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine IPM Council encourage everyone to practice integrated pest management and to use pesticides only as a last resort. The mention of pesticides in the fact sheets linked to these pages does not imply an endorsement of any product. Be sure that any product used is currently registered and follow all label directions.