Organic insect and disease control for solanaceous crops

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The botanical family Solanaceae includes several important vegetable crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and peppers. These crops share a number of insect and disease pests, so any crop rotation plan should consider all crops grown from this family.

Insect control:

  • Green Peach aphid
  • Potato aphid
  • Colorado potato beetle
  • European corn borer
  • Potato Flea Beetle
  • Tobacco Flea Beetle
  • Palestriped Flea Beetle
  • Eggplant Flea Beetle
  • Hornworm
  • Potato leafhopper
  • Tarnished plant bug

Disease control:

  • Bacterial canker
  • Bacterial speck
  • Bacterial spot
  • Common scab
  • Anthracnose
  • Black scurf
  • Early blight
  • Gray mold
  • Late blight
  • Leaf mold
  • Phytophthora blight
  • Septoria leaf spot
  • Verticillium wilt
  • White mold
Authors: 
Brian Caldwell
Authors: 
Emily Brown Rosen
Authors: 
Eric Sideman
Authors: 
Anthony M. Shelton
Authors: 
Christine D. Smart
Publisher: 
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication
Year: 
2004