brown-stippled sage, oregano leaves--why? (photo)

joannaqcw(NY 4/5)June 14, 2010

My oregano and sage plants are heavily infested with something that causes small brown dry spots on the leaves. Any ideas?

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Dan Staley

With the lo-quality foto my WAG is fungus.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 3:32PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Or plant stress perhaps from recent heat

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 10:37PM
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anitamo(5)

Looks like damage from the four lined plant bug. Google images of that and compare to yours. If the photo was a little bigger I could confirm.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 12:43AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That pesky four lined plant bug is often found on herbs such as sage, etc. It was the first thing I thought of, though the picture is not of much help. That's my official EWAG (per Dan). ;-)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 3:17PM
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Dan Staley

Well, I found out over on Trees Forum my glasses might need fixin', but the foto didn't help me and I know it is very moist and much fungus problems in that part of the country, which is my WWAG.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 4:10PM
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joannaqcw(NY 4/5)

Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry about the lo-res image; the site limited me to a 60k picture. What do you use to control tarnished plant bugs?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 7:22PM
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