Most Common Garlic Pests & Diseases
You have problems with garlic plant diseases and pests in your garden or on your balcony?
Make sure to check out all the tips and tricks on how to get rid of garlic pests and diseases in an easy but yet effective manner.
Table of Contents
|Pest||How to control it|
|Maggots||Maggots are quite common intruders when growing garlic. Thus, make sure to get detailed information on how to control maggots in your garden.|
|Spider mites||Spider mites can slow down the growth of garlic. Hence, get some information on how to get rid of spider mites.|
|Thrips||Thrips can adversely affect garlic yields. Thus, make sure to inform yourself how to treat thrips in your garden.|
|Bulb mites||Bulb mites are pretty common on garlic plants. You can get rid of them by using neem oil or insecticidal soap from the garden center.|
|Eriophyidae||Eriophyidae are mites that frequently populate garlic plants. You can get rid of them by using insecticidal soap or other pesticides.|
|Leaf miners||Leaf miners may also try to feed on garlic plants. You can keep away leaf miners by using insecticidal soap or spraying stinging nettle liquid onto the leaves of your plants.|
|Nematodes||Nematodes can do significant damage to garlic plants. You can control nematodes by spraying neem oil onto your plants or you can use insecticidal soap.|
|Wheat curl mites||Wheat curl mites are also pretty common on garlic. You can keep away those hungry pests by using insecticidal soap or neem oil.|
|Bugs||There are also many bugs that may adversely affect the growth of garlic plants. You can control those bugs by using insecticidal soap or pesticides from the garden center.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Mold||Mold is quite common on garlic if you don’t care for it well. Hence, make sure to get some information on how to get rid of plant mold.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off occurs when you don’t care well for garlic seedlings. Hence, make sure to improve germination conditions as best as possible by using high-quality soil to avoid damping-off of garlic.|
|Plant rust||Rust is also quite common on garlic plants. Hence, make sure to inform yourself on how to get rid of plant rust.|
|White rot||White rot may be another problem you have to deal with when growing garlic. You can control white rot by using fungicides.|
|Basal rot||Basal rot may lead to the decay of garlic plants. You can prevent basal rot by adjusting your watering and fertilizing behavior. You should also make sure that water is able to run off properly.|
|Penicillium decay||To avoid penicillium decay, you can add some fertilizer to garlic plants and make sure to optimize overall growing conditions.|
|Powdery mildew||Powdery mildew is also quite common on garlic. Hence, make sure to get some information on how to control powdery mildew.|
|Downy mildew||Similar to powdery mildew, downy mildew may also become a serious issue when growing garlic. You can get rid of downy mildew by spraying fungicides onto infected parts of your plants.|
|Purple blotch||You can get rid of purple blotch by using common fungicides that you can get from the garden center or online.|
|Mosaic virus||Once mosaic virus is present, there is almost no chance to cure it. Hence, just get rid of infested plant material to avoid the spread of this virus in your garden.|
Garlic Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Leaf miners||White rot|
|Bulb mites||Downy mildew|
|Wheat curl mites||Powdery mildew|
How to deal with Garlic Pests & Diseases?
Now that you know how to control garlic pests and diseases, you may also want to have a look at my garlic grower’s guide and on my growing garlic FAQ section to get further information about growing garlic at home.