This fact sheet provided a list of 10 relatively easy to identify plant diseases.
Quick reference of signs and symptoms of common conifer diseases in Wisconsin.
Rhizosphaera needle cast is the most common disease of Colorado blue spruce in Wisconsin, and can also affect other conifers. This factsheet covers identification and management of this disease.
White pine blister rust is a serious, tree-killing disease of eastern white pine and its close relatives. Learn how to manage this disease in this factsheet.
Phomopsis tip blight is one of the most common fungal disease of conifers, including junipers, arborvitae, firs, larch and jack pine. This factsheet describes symptoms and management of this tip blight.
Cytospora canker is one of themost common fungal diseases of Colorado blue spruce, and can also affect other spruce and firs. Learn about symptoms and management in this factsheet.
Diplodia shoot blight and canker is one of the most common fungal diseases of Austrian pine in Wisconsin, and can also affect other pines as well as other conifers including cedars, cypresses, firs, junipers and spruces. Learn more here.
A common needle blight, Dothistroma can affect over 30 species of pine trees, especially Austrian pine. Learn symptoms and management of this disease in this facthsheet.
Swiss needle cast is a fungal disease of Douglas fir. Symptoms and management of this disease are described in this factsheet.
Weir’s cushion rust is a needle disease that disfigures and reduces growth of spruce trees. Learn to identify and avoid problems with Weir’s cushion rust in this factsheet.
Phytophthora root rot is a common disease of Christmas trees including Douglas-fir, balsam and true firs (e.g., Fraser, balsam and Canaan), spruces, and pines. This fact sheet covers symptoms and management.
Gymnosporangium rusts, such as Cedar Apple Rust, need both junipers and woody plants in the rose family to complete their life cycle. Learn more in this factsheet.