Common Pests and Diseases
At St. Jago Farm and Hardware Supplies Limited, we are aware that time and money can be wasted if pests affecting our crops are not correctly identified
Main Classification of Pests
It might surprise you to know that the term “pest” extends past insects and can include :
Weeds are one of the most under-estimated pests as they can decrease your yield by more than 50%. Therefore, identifying the type and treatment is important to make sure you get the most from your field.
One of the most common and destructive insect pest of common vegetables grown in Jamaica are Whiteflies.
Control of Whiteflies- Inspect plants about 2 times per week to detect their presence. Remove infested sections of plant to reduce spread in the earlier stages.
Codigo, N-Oil and Rotaprid are products that give excellent control of whiteflies.
Some of the Fungal diseases affecting plants are