NC State Extension

Local Crop Problems

These photos and accompanying comments are provided to raise awareness of some of the crop problems we are encountering locally. It is difficult to diagnose a problem from looking at a photo, but hopefully this site will help point you in the right direction towards getting a problem diagnosed. Contact your local Cooperative Extension Agent for assistance.

Look for additional “problem plants” as the season progresses!

Basil Downy Mildew – August 2014

Cranberry Fruitworm in Blueberry – June 2014

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus – May 2012

Basil Downy Mildew – August 2011

Cucurbit Downy Mildew – July 2011

Fire Ant Damage to Broccoli Seedlings – October 2009

Late Blight on Tomato – September 2009

Basil Downy Mildew – August 2009

Slug Damage to Vegetable Transplants – July 2009

Cucurbit Downy Mildew – July 2009

Cabbage Seedpod Weevil in Brassica Seed Production – May 2009

Dark-winged Fungus Gnats in the Greenhouse – May 2009

Seedcorn Maggots on Onions – April 2009

Vegetable Weevil on Spinach – February 2009

Brassica Problem – November 2007

Transplants Infected with Phytopthora from Worm Castings – April 2007

Tomato Wilt Disease – June 2006

Brown Bead in Broccoli – June 2006

Fasciated Rudbeckia Flowers – June 2006

Vegetable Weevil Damage to Bok Choi – April 2006

Pepper Problem – October 2005

Physiological Injury to Eggplant – September 2005

Fusarium Wilt of Basil – July 2005

Burr Knot in Apple – May 2005

Seedcorn Maggots in Broccoli and Onions – March 2004

Botrytis Blight of Zinnia – September 2003

Pest Problem on Greenhouse Peppers – August 2003

Bacterial Leaf Spot of Basil – August 2003

Alternaria Blight of Zinnia – August 2003

Anthracnose of Tomato – August 2003

Southern Stem Blight of Pepper – August 2003

Bacterial Spot of Pepper – August 2003

Botrytis Flower Blight and Bacterial Leaf Spot of Marigold – August 2003

Yellow-necked Caterpillar in Blueberries – July 2003

Undetermined Disease in Greenhouse Melons (no sample submitted) – July 2003

Southern Blight of Beets – June 2003

Bacterial Soft Rot of Broccoli – June 2003

Orange Rust Disease on Blackberry – May 2003

Undetermined Environmental Injury to Pepper Transplants – May 2003

Environmental Injury to Greenhouse Cucumbers – May 2003

Ozone Injury on Tomato Transplants – April 2003

Genetic Mutation of Squash – June 2002

Written By

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Page Last Updated: 4 years ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close