Plant Pests & Diseases

Program Contact: Becki Green, Assistant Coordinator
(509) 524-2685 • becki.green@wsu.edu

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Cultural

  • plant the right plant in the right place
  • plant disease resistant varieties
  • keep plants healthy
  • keep garden clean
  • rotate annual plants

Physical

  • hand pick
  • spray with water
  • prune
  • barriers
  • rototill
  • traps

Biological

  • beneficial insects
  • microorganisms
  • parasitic nematodes
  • birds, snakes, frogs, ducks

Chemical

  • insecticidal soap
  • horticultural oils
  • botanical insecticides
  • inorganic fungicides and insecticides
  • synthetic fungicides and insecticides

WSU Hortsense

Home gardener fact sheets for managing plant problems

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