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Home gardeners frequently see insect pests and diseases affecting their vegetables. Usually they would have seen them in previous seasons, and the symptoms look familiar. However, there are occasions, when an unusual pest (not native to Western Australia) can occur. Exotic pests are a concern for the farming community, as they could threaten the agricultural and horticultural industries and increase the price of production and cost to the consumer.
This bulletin describes the most common insect pests and diseases in home vegetable gardens.
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Vegetables, Identification, Fungal diseases, Home gardens, Plant diseases, Plant viruses, Insect pests, Western Australia
Horticulture | Plant Sciences
Hoffmann, H, Learmonth, S, and Wood, P. (2004), Common insect pests and diseases on vegetables in the home garden. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4624.