Most Common Mustard Pests & Diseases
You have problems with pests and diseases on mustard plants and want to get proper relief for your plants.
Stick with me since I will show you how to get rid of mustard pests and diseases in the following chapters.
Table of Contents
|Pest||How to control it|
|Caterpillars||Caterpillars may try to feed on mustard plants. Hence, make sure to get detailed information on how to get rid of caterpillars in your garden.|
|Loopers||Loopers may also do great damage to mustard greens. Thus, also make sure to inform yourself how to control loopers.|
|Aphids||Aphids are quite common on mustard greens. Hence, you should also check out how to get rid of aphids on garden plants.|
|Flea beetles||Flea beetles may also do significant damage to mustard plants. You can get rid of flea beetles by using insecticidal soap or other pesticides.|
|Slugs and snails||Slugs and snails may also populate mustard greens. Thus, make sure to get some tips and tricks on how to keep away slugs from garden plants.|
|Bugs||Bugs may also be annoying companions when growing mustard. You can get rid of most bugs by using insecticidal soap or you can also try to keep them away by spraying neem oil onto the leaves of mustard plants.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Mold||Mold often occurs on mustard greens if you don’t assure proper air circulation or if you water your plants too often. In such a case, make sure to get some tips on how to get rid of plant mold in a proper manner.|
|Rust||Rust may be another issue on mustard plants. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to treat plant rust.|
|Wilt||Wilt may also be another problem you have to deal with when growing mustard greens. You can treat wilt by adding fertilizer to the soil and by improving overall soil conditions in general.|
|Black rot||Black rot is a disease that is hard to treat. Once it is present, you should just remove infected mustard plants to avoid the spread of black rot in your garden.|
|Powdery mildew||Powdery mildew is also quite common on mustard plants. Hence, make sure to get some information on how to get rid of powdery mildew.|
|Downy mildew||Downy mildew can slow down the growth of your mustard plants. You can get rid of downy mildew by using fungicides from the garden center.|
|Leaf spot||Bacterial leaf spot is another issue that may come along with growing mustard. Thus, make sure to get some tips on how to get rid of leaf spot as well.|
|Mosaic virus||Once mosaic virus is present, the best way to deal with this issue is just to dispose of infested mustard plants so that this virus is not able to spread in your garden.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off is another common issue when growing mustard. You can prevent damping-off of seedlings by improving overall germination conditions as best as possible.|
Mustard Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Flea beetles||Downy mildew|
How to deal with Mustard Pests & Diseases?
Now that you know how to control mustard pests and diseases, you may also want to have a look at my mustard grower’s guide and my growing mustard FAQ article to get even more information on growing mustard greens at home in the best possible manner.