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Growing Roses the Natural Way (page 3 of 3)

by Mark Whitelaw

The Most Common Rose Pests and The Least Toxic Remedies

Now there is a practical and effective least toxic remedy for all the major rose pests. The numbers after each pest below correspond to the 14 remedies listed in the article.

  • Aphids 5, 7, 11, 12
  • Black spot 2, 4
  • Caterpillars 6, 13
  • Cucumber beetles 4, 8, 9, 10
  • Grasshoppers 4, 8, 9
  • Japanese beetles 4, 9, 10
  • June beetles 4, 9, 10
  • Leafhoppers 4, 8
  • Powdery mildew 1, 2, 4
  • Rose chafer 4, 9, 10
  • Rose curculio 4, 9, 10
  • Rose midge 8
  • Rose scale 7, 8
  • Rose stem borer 10
  • Rust 4
  • Spider mites 1, 3, 5, 14
  • Thrips 8, 11
  • Whitefly 5, 7, 8

Mark Whitelaw was a member of the executive board of the Fort Worth Rose Society. He passed away in 2000, but his copious writings teaches us still.

Photography by Michael MacCaskey (top) and the USDA (bottom)

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