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Photo Gallery of Vegetable Problems – Eggplant


General Disease Management in Eggplant

Diseases

Curly top Verticillium wilt

Insect/Mite Pests

Spittlebug Tomato hornworm

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General Disease Management in Eggplant

Pepper & Eggplant Disease Guide – A Practical Guide for Seedsmen, Growers and Agricultural Advisors. Published by Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.’s Plant Health Department.

Diseases

Disease: Curly top
Pathogen: Various strains of Beet curly top virus (BCTV), which are vectored by the beet leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus)
Host crops: Numerous plant species including many vegetables such as bean, beet, carrot, eggplant, coriander, pepper, potatotomato, various cucurbits such as squashcucumber,pumpkinwatermelon, etc.

Symptoms of curly top on tomato leaves.
Photo Source: E. J. Sorensen Photo Source: Phil Hamm, Oregon State University
Symptoms of curly top on tomato leaves.
Photo Source: Krishna Mohan, University of Idaho

On-Line Resources: Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook: Bean, All (Phaseolus vulgaris) – Curly Top


Disease: Verticillium wilt
Pathogen: Verticillium species

Host crops: Numerous vegetables including many brassica vegetables (but not broccoli), cucumber, eggplant, pepper, potatopumpkin, radish, spinach, tomato, watermelon, etc.

Photo Source: Lindsey du Toit

On-Line Resources: Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook: Eggplant (Solanum melongena) – Verticillium Wilt

Fusarium and Verticillium Wilts of Tomato, Potato, Pepper, and Eggplant. . The Ohio State University Extension.

See Diseases, pests, and other problems common to many vegetables: Verticillium wilt.


Insect/Mite Pests

Common name: Spittlebug, (e.g., meadow spittlebug)
Latin binomial: Meadow spittlebug = Philaenus spumarius

Photo Source: Eric Sorensen Photo Source: Cheryl Moorehead, individual, Bugwood.org

On-Line Resources: Strawberry Pests. Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook. Chapter: Small Fruit, Section: Strawberry.

Seasonal development and life cycle – Spittlebugs. UC IPM Online. University of California.

Meadow spittlebug. Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook.

Common name (of damaging stage): Tomato hornworm
Latin binomial: Manduca quinquemaculata
Host cropsPepper, eggplant, potato, and tomato.


 

Photo Source: Michael Bush, WSU Extension, Yakima, WA

On-Line Resources: Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook. Washington State Chapter: Vegetables, Section: Tomato Part2: Fleabeetle to Wireworm.

Vegetables: Tomato: Tomato hornworm. Washington State University Hortsense.

UC Pest Management Guidelines: Eggplant Hornworms. UC IPM Online, University of California.