Leafminers are the larval stage of flies, moths, sawflies and beetles that can cause damage to leafy vegetables such as spinach and chard. Learn more about controlling the damage in this factsheet.
This publication describes plant damage caused by deer, and illustrates numerous methods for protecting plants from deer.
Author(s): Scott Craven, David Drake In this, the fifth publication in the “Living With Wildlife in Wisconsin” series, the authors describe the life, habits, and habitat of the raccoon, that clever creature whose versatility and energy can make him both entertaining and troublesome. The authors describe the economic and ecological benefits provided by raccoons. They […]
Author(s): David Drake, Carolin Tappe, Ryan Klausch, Jason Suckow In the 11th publication of the Living with Wildlife series, authors describe the life, habits, and habitat of chipmunks and ground squirrels as well as nonlethal and lethal ways of mitigating the damage they cause (4 pages; 2013). Download Article
Scab, aka gummosis, is an important disease affecting vine crops. Read this helpful factsheet to better spot, prevent, and control scab in your garden.
Powdery mildew is a foliar disease that occurs in the later part of summer on many vine crops. Find out how to identify, prevent, and control powdery mildew in your garden in this helpful factsheet.
Anthracnose is a destructive fungal disease of the foliage, stems and fruit of cucumbers, gourds, and melons. Find out how to identify, prevent and control this disease in your garden.
Angular leaf spoit is a bacterial disease that affects cucumbers, honeydew melon and zucchini grown in Wisconsin. This factsheet will help you identify, prevent and control this disease in your garden.
Phytophthora blight is a serious disease of zucchini, pumpkin, summer squash and melons, as well as other vine crops. This factsheet describes symptoms, disease cycle and control methods.
Some garden diseases may not cause symptoms on tomato fruit until after harvest, but most are also visible as foliar disease. Learn how to manage these diseases in this factsheet.
Environmental factors can affect the look, and sometimes flavor of tomatoes. This publication covers disorders including blossom end rot, blotchy ripening, catfacing, cracking, puffiness and sunscald.
There are two separate diseases commonly known as “scab” that affect potatoes. This factsheet helps distinguish between the two and outlines management strategies.