Possible Peach Problems

   Symptoms       Probable Cause

Leaves wrinkled or curled; discolored, stunted, tend to fall off - Aphids

Black sooty mold on honeydew made by ants herding aphids. - Ants Herding Aphids

Many holes in trunk and branches; small limbs girdled sawdust at holes - Borers

Skeletonized leaves - Cankerworms

Ends of twigs die and fall off. - Cicadas

Fruit falls, crescent –shaped cuts in skin of fruit - Curculios

Leaves and twigs webbed together - Fall Webworm

Small misshapen fruits - Larvae Of Fruit Flies

Holes in the leaves - Japanese Beetles

Holes in flowers; leaves rolled up - Leafrollers

Cottony white masses on roots, stems, branches leaves; reduced plant vigor - Mealybugs

Plant stunted, leaves yellowed, lesions on roots - Nematodes

Leaves yellow, drop; bumps on leaves and stems; sometimes sticky material on leaves - Scale

Leaves stippled, yellow, dirty; webbing on interior stems of plant - Spider Mites

Webbed nest in tree branches filled with caterpillars - Tent Caterpillars

Leaves discolored; black fecal spots on underside of leaf. - Thrips

Much foliage is eaten starting from top of tree down - Caterpillar Of Tussock Moth

Mottled, crinkled foliage; brown specks appear on fruit, and plants may droop and die prematurely - Mosaic Virus

White spots on leaves; eventually entire leaf is covered with powder - Powdery Mildew, A Fungal Disease

Yellowing of foliage and gradual defoliation; plants may become stunted - Verticillium Wilt, A Fungal Disease

Skin of fruit pierced or partially eaten - Birds

Foliage and fruit disappears below ten feet - Deer



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