Return to the Northwestern Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by asile Z8_WA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 19, 11 at 1:11

This summer in my vegetable garden I've noticed what I think has been an infestation of leafhoppers in various herb and vegetable plants in my potted plants and raised beds.

At first, I thought it was whitefly, which I've had minor problems with before--light colored little bugs fluttered out of certain plants when jostled. But on closer inspection, I saw that they were greenish-whitish leafhoppers.

Not thinking they were any harm, I didn't give them a second thought. But then beginning in July or so, I noticed my potted sage plant's leaves turning finely speckled and dying, and something similar to the leaves of my pole beans and then of my calendula as the summer progressed.

I read that leafhoppers can cause that kind of damage. They seem to be present on many of my veggie & herb plants but have caused problems only in a few.

Assuming leafhoppers are the problem, I'd like to find out what their life cycle is in these parts so that I can alter my garden environment to get better of them next year.

Any experience with them in the veggie garden, and any suggestions for organic control?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Leafhoppers

Could be mites, especially on the beans & marigolds.

Any chance of pictures? Need the correct ID prior to suggesting management

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Northwestern Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here