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#1 bpiela


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

Hello all,


I have always had this pest in my garden somewhat.  It seems this year it is affecting more plants than usual.  The pest seems to attack just the leaves.  Here is a pic from 3 different leaves at various parts of the garden:




Any thoughts as to what causes this?  Thanks!

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:23 PM

Looks like BLS. Aka bacterial leaf spot

Edited by Edmick, 11 July 2019 - 06:31 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:39 AM

Huh, ok.  Looks like I need to remove these leaves from the infected plants.  Thanks for the ID.  I thought it was an insect....

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:21 AM

Looks like BLS. Aka bacterial leaf spot

I have to disagree on that one.  From my experience, BLS damage doesn't have clean holes like this.  The middle leaf especially looks completely different than damage caused by BLS which usually has large black/brown borders around any small holes.


Your plants and pods will get eaten by insects to a point every year if you're growing organic, I usually don't worry about it unless it starts to seriously hamper the plants growth and/or pod production.  No clue what causes damage like what you have, when in question, Neem.  If that doesn't help, start looking around your plants for leaf eaters, if they aren't out during the day, check at night.  You're looking for things like caterpillars, beetles, etc.

Edited by Doelman, 12 July 2019 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:54 AM

there are a few different types of leaf spot. https://pepperdataba...5x11_072313.pdf


but i agree it looks like too uniform of holes which would make me think pest. 

damage looks similar to this says it can feed on Solanaceae

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:38 AM

That's definitely pest damage... I am just trying to remember which one.  It's very typical damage of a very specific pest.  Bear with me.  I'll remember.  But in the mean time, get some Neem treatment going.

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