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Sunburn

Damaged or burnt flowers or foliage after hot weather.

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Powdery Mildew on Rose

Powdery mildew on Rose is a fungus which spreads a white or ash-grey film over the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves

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Tomato Fruit Worm

Go back to find the right one. cool of the early morning or late evening.
Insects will stop feeding immediately but may take up to three days to die.

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Ants

Ants do not damage plants directly but sometimes steal freshly sowed seed from garden beds and seed boxes.

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Aphids

Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects, which are usually 2 – 4 mm long.

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Asparagus Fern

A perennial groundcover plant with sprawling wiry stems to 2 metres long arising from underground rhizomes.

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Bamboo

To stop bamboo spreading uncontrollably, plant bamboo pieces for your screen or hedge in a trench lined on either side with sheet metal or hardboard.

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Bindii

The best time for control is during their flush of growth in spring

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Black Beetle

Both the adult and larval stages of the African Black Beetle can cause damage to roots of a wide variety of plants.The favoured plant of the black beetle is grass.

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Blackberry

The plants comprise of stems or canes covered in prickles to deter animals (and humans!).

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Bronze Orange Bug

The youngmatrix or nymphs of bronze orange bug are initially green, gradually darkening as they get older.

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Brown Rot

Brown rot is a problem mostly of stone fruit such as peaches and nectarines.

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Cabbage Moth Cabbage Butterfly

Plants favoured by cabbage moth and cabbage white butterfly include cabbage,
broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Chinese cabbage, celery, beetroot,

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Capeweed

Capeweed is an annual which starts appearing from February to about April.

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Caterpillars

There are many types of caterpillars which are usually the larval (caterpillar or grub) stage of moths and butterflies such as cabbage moth, cabbage white butterfly, potato moth or tomato moth.

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Citrus Collar Rot

This is a fungal disease which usually affects the trunk of citrus just above soil level.

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Citrus Leafminer

Citrus leafminer is the larvae of a tiny silvery white moth, around 4mm long which lays its eggs on new growth of citrus.

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Clover

Clover and clover-like weeds such as creeping oxalis are very common weeds.

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Codling Moth

Codling moth larvae belong to a 20mm grayish brown mothwhich has alternating grey- brown bands across the wing tip.

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Curl Grubs

The Curl Grub Larvae has a cream body with a light brown head and they vary in size from 4mm to 40mm when fully grown.

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Cut Worms

Controls a wide range of insect pests of lawns, ornamentals, vegetables and
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Dandelions

Dandelion is a perennial herb that has a very long tap root.

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Tomato Blight

Tomato blight is a fungal disease that most often affects tomatoes and potatoes.

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Broadleaf / Flat Weeds

Marshmallow, dandelion, cat’s ear, lamb’s tongue, chickweed, plantain, fleabane and dock are some of the common broadleaf weeds found in lawns and home gardens.

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Flower Beetle (Hibiscus)

Some beetles, like hibiscus flower beetle, chew holes in flower petals

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Freckle

Freckle is mostly a fungal disease of stone fruit and almonds.

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Fruit Fly

Small flies with a reddish-brown body and red eyes.

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Green Vegetable Bug

The green vegetable bug is bright green in colour and about 1.5cm long in adulthood.

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Holly

It has dark green, prickly leaves and small off-white flowers borne in the axils of the leaves.

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Ivy

Ivy is a spreading and climbing vine and is a very hardy plant growing in a wide variety of habitats and soils.

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Lace Bug

Lace bugs are small soft bodied insects (3mm) with large lacy wings.

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Lantana

Lantana is regarded as one of the worst weeds of Australia

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Lemon Scab

This fungal disease causes raised roughened warty lesions to form on the outside of the fruit.

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Mealybug

Mealybugs are small insects covered with a white mealy coating

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory is a vigorous, twining, perennial climber growing to the top of the canopy and forming a dense blanket over all vegetation.

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Moss, Algae, Lichen

Algae and moss are usually problems in shaded, over-wet or badly drained and compacted sections of the lawn and garden.

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Onion Weed

Onion weed is a perennial with thin, green strappy leaves.

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Oxalis

Creeping oxalis has tiny clover to heart shaped leaves.

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Paspalum

A tough perennial grass growing out from a central base or crown

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Peach Leaf Curl

Leaf Curl is a fungal disease which overwinters in the crevices of the tree bark and around the buds

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Petal Blight

Petal blight is a fungal disease of flowers and is particularly well known for attacking azalea flowers.

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungus which spreads a white or ash-grey film over the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves

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Privet

Tall shrubs or small trees that spread by means of thousands of blueblack berries that form after flowering.

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Psyllids

Psyllids are tiny sap sucking insects which attack mostly native plants such as lillypilly.

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Rats & Mice

Rats and mice can cause problems inside and out.

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Rose Black Spot

Leaf spots are easily seen and may be serious on roses, which is very commonly attacked by black spot.

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Rust

Rust fungus is easily identified by the many orange or red pustules on leaves

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Scale Insects

There are two main groups of scale insects, both of which spend most of their lives as immobile adults under a coating, sucking the sap from stalks, leaves and stems.

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Snails and Slugs

Slugs and snails are members of a large group which counts molluscs as its members

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Sooty Mould

Sooty moulds are fungi which cover plant leaves, stems and twigs in a black sticky substance.

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Thistles

Thistles grow as a rosette of leaves close to the ground from which grow tall stems carrying the flowers.

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Thrips

There are 7,400 species of thrips in the world and quite a few are serious pests of plants.

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Two Spotted Mite

Tiny pinkish-red mites cluster on the underside of leaves often producing fine webbing.

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Whiteflies

Small white winged sap-sucking flies that are not true flies.

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Frangipani Rust

Rusty pustules under leaves.

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Blossom End Rot (Tomatoes)

Blossom-end rot is a serious disease of tomato that causes a dry sunken decay to develop on the blossom end (opposite the stem) of the fruit.

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Rose Scale

Rose scale is one of a group of scale insects known as armoured scales. They attack the stems of roses growing in damp, shady places.

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Vine Moth Caterpillar

This is a striking caterpillar which is black with pale yellow lines, a series of lateral red spots and a big red rump.

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Citrus Rust Mite

Fruit blemish occurs from infestation by huge numbers of mites on green, immature fruit in summer/autumn

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Corn Ear Worm

Corn ear worm attacks a variety of vegetables including corn, bean, capsicum, pea, potato, squash and tomato plants

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Powdery Mildew on Vegetables

Powdery mildew is a fungus which spreads a white or ash-grey film over the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves

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Camellia Tea Mite

The effects of camellia tea mite can be noticed in the cooler months when a bronze discolouration develops on the foliage

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Pear and Cherry Slug

The pear and cherry slug eats the leaves of pears, cherries, apples, plums, quinces and hawthorns

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European Wasps

Wasps can be serious pests. They defend their nest aggressively, swarming out to attack if disturbed.

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Sawfly Larvae

Sawfly larvae can often be seen clinging to stems or branches of gum trees

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White Louse Scale

White louse scale is a common pest that infests citrus trees

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Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a plant disorder, which causes discoluration of leaves

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Passionfruit Fungal Spots

This is a serious fungous disease, which affects leaves, stems and fruit

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Myrtle Rust

Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that affects members of the Myrtaceae family, which includes bottlebrush, eucalyptus, lillypillies and many more.

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Mites

Mites are small eight legged insects which suck out the contents of plant cells and cause damage.

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Tomato-Potato Psyllid


This little nasty is called a Tomato –Potato Psyllid (or TPP). It’s a sap sucking pest that mainly affects plants in the Solanaceae family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, chillies, eggplant and capsicum.


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