Brown spots and holes in Okra leaves

johndeauxMay 20, 2009

My Okra has only been in the ground a little while and since the rainstorms, they damage in the linked picture below has shown up. It's only in 2 of the 8 plants so far.

Any suggestions?

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johndeaux

Okay, I figured out how to insert the picture using HTML.

There's similar damage to my Swiss Chard.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 7:44PM
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skinnyhoops(9B Altamonte Springs, FL)

my guess is snails or slugs, the recent rains is where they thrive. Many products out like Sluggo that will solve your problem prehaps. Do you see any slugs or snails around in the late evening?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 3:32AM
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johndeaux

I haven't seen anything out there except an occassional large black bug that was all over the sunflowers last year.

I'll try the beer bottle trick tonight and see what I get.

Thanks for your response.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 10:02AM
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fishead199

almost for certain snail. Them and cut worms do their nightly damage and disappear.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 11:08PM
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johndeaux

Well, I found a slug about a quarter of an inch long on my Swiss Chard last night.

Fortunately, they're easy to kill.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 9:42AM
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