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Small holes in my pepper leaves

Posted by dirtaddshp Zone 8 (My Page) on
Sun, May 13, 12 at 16:09

Hello,

i didnt have this problem last year but this year i see these tiny dots in the leaves of all my pepper plants (5 different strains). And some holes in my tomato plant too which one identical.. see pics below. What is this? it seems to be stunting my plants growth.


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

Look up Google click Images type in flea beetle damage. Also set sticky traps to be sure.


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sun, May 13, 12 at 18:32

Acid rain!

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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

Have you looked under the leafs? Anything there?


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

ah wow yes it appears to be Flea beetles! Ill get some food grade DE and spread it around my garden.

thank you!


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

Before you attack may want to be 100% it's flea beetles, that's why I mentioned sticky traps. I always want to know what's wrong before trying to attack or resolve some other non pest related issue like nute or soil difficiency.


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

Slow down!

As habjolokia said, before you attack know what you're dealing with.

Frankly, from your pictures, I'm not sure it's a pest. Besides the holes you have some malformed leaves, yellowing leaves and dieing leaf tips. To me at least, it suggests it may be an environmental or nutritional issue.

Put out some traps as suggested.


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RE: Small holes in my pepper leaves

Agree with Ottawapepper, could you post pics of the plants in their current state? Would be helpful and describe the conditions temps/watering/ferts


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