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request for permission to use photograph of Clove plant

Clove    Manitoba

Hi there, I am writing in regards to your excellent photograph of Clove buds. I am designing an interpretive panel all about spices for my museum (Mennonite Heritage Village,...

Asked by: Jessica (1 point)   Posted:August 25, 2015

1 answer    29 views

Chico plants effected

General    None Given.

i dont know what happening to my chico tree as it is getting pale and weird plz check photo

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:August 24, 2015

1 answer    43 views

Mango plant top becoming black

Mango    South India

Hello, I have done the mango plantation 1 month ago, almost all plants started getting new leaves, but some of them plants new leaves becoming black/dark, pls see the pic and...

Asked by: Ramu (1 point)   Posted:August 22, 2015

1 answer    67 views

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White paste substance on tomato

Tomato    ohio

Some tomatoes have a white paste substance coming out of cracks. what is it? Other tomatoes appear to be okay. I have five tomato plants growing.

Asked by: steve (1 point)   Posted:August 21, 2015

2 answers    61 views

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Avocado leaves curling, why?

Avocado    Ontario

Hi! I have a 5-month avocado tree started with a seed in water, it is now in soil. The leaves tend to curl in, two I removed and the others I left. When I pruned the first,...

Asked by: Seed, Sow, Eat. (1 point)   Posted:August 20, 2015

1 answer    71 views

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Insect pests in Medicinal plants

General    Philippines

What are insect pests that attack medicinal plants?

Asked by: Kenneth (1 point)   Posted:August 17, 2015

1 answer    81 views

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Yellowing leaf edges

Banana    Florida Keys

I have two types of banana, a Saba, and an Ice Cream, both gotten and planted at a foot tall (more or less) both are growing nicely, the Saba is about 14 ft., the other about 8...

Asked by: Norm Lynch (1 point)   Posted:August 16, 2015

0 answers    72 views

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pappaya ring spot (yellow)

Papaya (pawpaw)    kottayam.kerala, india

please give me all information about ring spot in pappaya? cause, spreading, control, and management . Many other agencies I approached washed their hands saying it is a virus...

Asked by: GEORGE MATHEW (1 point)   Posted:August 14, 2015

1 answer    94 views

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Red bulb onions

Onion    kenya

What are the nutrient deficiencies in red onions? Kindly give the kind of nutrient deficiency, description, images of the affected onions , how to prevent them and control...

Asked by: JUSTINE OGECHI (1 point)   Posted:August 13, 2015

1 answer    98 views

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Toxins and Chemicals

PlantVillage    None Given.

Are you an advocate for non-toxic solutions / chemicals for the management of plants? I think that this is vital to know, especially with regards to EDIBLE PLANTS. I was...

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:August 12, 2015

3 answers    133 views

White blotches cosisting of fungus looking threads have formed on the leaves.

Papaya (pawpaw)    South Africa, Western Cape

Some of the older leaves have dried out. The plant has not been getting to much sun, seeing as winter just past. What do i do to remove the fungi looking patches?

Asked by: Zander Folscher (2 points)   Posted:August 11, 2015

2 answers    125 views

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male or female papaya seed

Papaya (pawpaw)    None Given.

Is it possible to know a male from a female seed prior to planting or do i have to plant a big bunch an wait to find out !

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:August 11, 2015

1 answer    100 views

close up of leaf
Unknown Japenese (?) Plant

Radish    None Given.

My friend brought me a packet of seeds from her trip to Japan. The packet is labeled Shiso, but when my friend saw them she said they weren't shiso, and she'd never seen...

Asked by: Molly (1 point)   Posted:August 9, 2015

1 answer    129 views

Lemon tree deformation

Lemon    None Given.

My lemon tree had smooth leaves up until few weeks back the leaves started looking wierd to me. I have noticed mites on the tree and treated it with neem oil and soap. Now it...

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:August 8, 2015

1 answer    130 views

Black lesion on avocado stem

Avocado    None Given.

My avocado was bought from a nursery in miami and took the stress of traveling over 3 days ! it survived the stress but then it started developing this black spot in the middle...

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:August 6, 2015

1 answer    125 views

My potted (lemon) cucumber plants.
Drying leaves on (lemon) cucumber plants

Cucumber    NYC

These are my (lemon)cucumber plants. The one on the left is a cucumber plant. The other two pots are lemon cucumber plants. I've noticed the leaves are drying out from bottom...

Asked by: michelle (5 points)   Posted:August 6, 2015

3 answers    227 views

Pepper leaves turning yellow and curling

Pepper, bell    None Given.

I started many pepper plants from organic seeds in a good potting mix but then i started noticing these yellow shades in their leaves and the curling of the upper new leaves not...

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:August 5, 2015

1 answer    170 views

A 1-1/2 year old plant, transplanted to the ground 4 months ago.
Papaya fruit is pale green.

Papaya (pawpaw)    Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

My young papaya fruit have a pale green color instead of the usual dark green of young fruit. This plant is very robust and making lots of flowers, all of them holding the...

Asked by: John Langlinais (1 point)   Posted:August 4, 2015

2 answers    157 views

Both sunflower plants yellow in the center
New leaves in center of sunflowers are yellow

Sunflower    Karachi, Pakistan

Sunflower type: Velvet Queen My Plant Journal: https://www.plantvillage.com/gardens/193?locale=en This will be a little long to read so please have patience. I have been...

Asked by: Naveed (4 points)   Posted:August 4, 2015

1 answer    151 views

Tomatoes are rotting on the bottom.

Tomato    NYC

My beefsteak tomatoes are rotting on the bottom. What's causing it? Can they be saved? What can I do to help them?

Asked by: michelle (5 points)   Posted:August 2, 2015

5 answers    272 views

Brown spots on leaves of ateyoma plant

Apple    None Given.

I got this from a nursery in Florida, it went through the adjustment stress and got back on its feet but i found this brown spots on them and i cant tell if its a hot weather...

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:July 31, 2015

1 answer    164 views

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Are bananas GMO's

Banana    None Given.

I was researching into extracting seeds from banana and I was stunned to know that these commercial bananas that we eat don't have the seeds that can grow a banana out of. So...

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:July 29, 2015

1 answer    150 views

Elephant foot yam Leaves drying
Elephant foot yam Leaves drying

Yams    Kerala, India

Myself have planted few elephant foot yam plants. Many of them shows a sort of leaf rot / drying. Photographs of the same attached for your perusal. I would like to have your...

Asked by: Renjith (3 points)   Posted:July 29, 2015

1 answer    200 views

Okra Black spot on bottom of the leaves
Black / Grey spots on bottom side of he leaves Photos attached.

Okra    Kerala, India

I have few okra plants. Yield is also regular and the plants are three months old. Recently I saw Black / Grey spots on the bottom side of the leaves. Mainly this is seen in the...

Asked by: Renjith (3 points)   Posted:July 29, 2015

1 answer    140 views

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Bloom rot

Gourd    Carrollton, Ky

My plant is growing fine but when it blooms it rots off at neck of stem any suggestions???

Asked by: Teresa Jackson (1 point)   Posted:July 28, 2015

1 answer    145 views

Yellow leaf veins on okra seedling

Okra    None Given.

My seedlings are doing great but one seedling is showing signs of some nutrition deficiency though they are watered the same time and planted in the same potting mix plz help

Asked by: reem (8 points)   Posted:July 27, 2015

1 answer    176 views

Discoloured fruit of my raspberries
Raspberry discolouration

Raspberry    Mallorca

I have been growing raspberries and other soft fruits for many years in Rhodesia and UK but now being in Mallorca, my raspberries have a strange discolouration on the fruit (see...

Asked by: Brian Gatcombe (1 point)   Posted:July 26, 2015

1 answer    153 views

Are these moths harmful to watermelon?

General    Iran

I had found many of these moths in field of watermelon.I don't know what should I do with them. Does this moth damage watermelon?

Asked by: Musa (1 point)   Posted:July 26, 2015

1 answer    171 views