Mahalakshmi S

Defeating Rose Thrips: A Guide For Successful Management 

Thrips are considered to be one of the most important insect pests on roses. They are the tiny insects which feed on the sap of the rose plants which results in discoloration and stunted growth. The injury caused by...

The Rosette: Strategies For Controlling Rose Rosette Disease 

Rose rosette is a viral disease that affects roses caused by the Rose rosette virus (RRV). The disease can cause stunted growth, reduced flower production, and ultimately lead to death of the rose plant. It can also reduce the...

Rose Rust: Understanding, Diagnosis And Management 

Rust is a common fungal disease that affects many species of plants, including roses. It is caused by a group of fungi in the Pucciniaceae family and is characterized by the formation of yellow or orange pustules on the...

Fighting Powdery Mildew In Roses: A Comprehensive Guide For Management And Control 

Powdery mildew is one of the most common diseases that affect roses. Powdery mildew can cause significant damage to roses, reducing the quality and quantity of the flowers produced. In severe cases, the disease can lead to premature defoliation, reduced...

Combating The Rose Midge: An Integrated Pest Management Guide 

Rose midges, also known as the rose fly, a common pest that can cause severe damage to rose plants. The rose midge can be identified by its small, yellowish larvae with a translucent body. The adult midges are tiny, with...

Rose Leaf Hoppers: Understanding And Managing This Devastating Pest  

Rose leafhoppers, also known as “hoppers,” are a type of insect that feed on the leaves and stems of roses. In order to effectively manage rose leafhoppers, it is important to understand their biology and behaviour, as well as...

Protecting Roses From Japanese Beetles: Strategies For Identifying, Preventing And Mitigating Their Damage 

Japanese Beetles are a significant pest of roses, causing damage to leaves and flowers. They can be identified by metallic green body and copper colour wings. They are oval in shape and have white tufts of hair along the...

Crown Gall Disease of Rose: Causes, Symptoms And Management 

Crown gall disease is an important disease of roses worldwide and can affect roses of all ages. Crown Gall Disease is caused by the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens. It causes the formation of galls or tumors on the stem, roots...

Botrytis Blight Of Rose: Causes, Symptoms And Management 

Roses are one of the most popular ornamental plants grown worldwide, appreciated for their beauty, fragrance and wide range of colors. However, like any other plant species, roses are also susceptible to various diseases, including Botrytis blight. Botrytis blight...

Battling Black Spot: The Ultimate Guide To Keep Your Roses Healthy And Beautiful 

Rose plants, often referred to as the “King of Flowers”, are highly prized for their beauty, fragrance and versatility. However, these rose plants are also vulnerable to several diseases, one of the most prevalent of which is blackspot. Blackspot...

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