Root rot is a general term that describes any disease where the causal organism attacks and leads to the deterioration of a plant’s root system. Learn about root roots and their management in this factsheet.
Elderberry rust is a visually striking cosmetic fungal disease that affects stems, leaves and flowers of plants in the genus Sambucus (i.e., elderberries), and also affects sedges (Carex spp.). Learn more in this factsheet.
Black walnut trees can have a dramatic, negative affect on certain plants. To learn more about juglone toxicity and which plants are suceptible, read this article…
Holiday decorations containing boxwood foliage can be a source of disease for boxwoods in our landscapes. Learn more in this article.
Boxwood blight (also known as box blight and boxwood leaf drop) is a devastating disease of boxwood (Buxus spp.) that can cause leaf loss and eventual death of affected shrubs. This factsheet covers symptoms and management.
Eastern filbert blight is a potentially serious fungal disease found throughout the United States, affecting Corylus species, commonly known as hazelnuts or filberts. Symptoms and management are described in this factsheet.
Cucumber mosaic is a viral disease that affects a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbaceous and woody ornamentals, and weeds. This factsheet covers identification and ways to prevent this incurable disease.
Oak Wilt fungal disease kills oaks throughout Wisconsin every year.
This publication focuses on the red oak group and tells how to prevent, identify, and control this disease.
Root-knot nematodes are small, soilborne, worm-like organisms that infect many agricultural and horticultural plants. This publication describes the symptoms, and management of root-knot nematodes in Wisconsin.
Foliar nematodes are microscopic worm-like organisms that live in and on leaves (and other above-ground plants parts). Learn what to look for and how to manage foliar nematodes in this factsheet.
Though not yet found in Wisconsin, Thousand Cankers disease (TCD) is a serious, potentially fatal disease of black walnut, a native tree. Learn what to watch for here.
Rose rust is a common fungal disease which affects affects many varieties of rose, with some varieties and hybrids more prone to the disease. Learn to identify and manage this disease in this factsheet.