Most Common Pea Pests & Diseases
You want to get rid of pea pests and diseases in your garden or on your balcony?
Great! Stick with me since I will show you various simple but yet effective ways how to control pea plant diseases and pests in a proper manner.
|Pest||How to control it|
|Weevils||Weevils are quite common on pea plants. You can get rid of weevils by using insecticidal soap or pesticides.|
|Aphids||Aphids can also be annoying companions when growing peas. Thus, make sure to also get tips and tricks on how to deter aphids from garden plants.|
|Thrips||Thrips may also do great damage to pea plants. Hence, make sure to also inform yourself on how to control thrips in your garden.|
|Cutworms||Cutworms may also try to feed on peas. Hence, make sure to also get some tips on how to deter cutworms.|
|Spider mites||Spider mites may also be present when growing peas in your garden. Thus, also get some information on how to control spider mites.|
|Armyworms||Armyworms can also significantly hurt the growth of peas. You can get rid of armyworms using diatomite or pesticides from the garden center.|
|Nematodes||Nematodes may also try to feed on pea plants. You can get rid of them using neem oil or insecticidal soap.|
|Leafminers||Leafminers may also become a problem when growing peas at home. You can keep away leafminers by spraying your plants with neem oil or using insecticidal soap.|
|Beetles||There are also many beetles that will try feeding on pea plants. You can control them by using insecticidal soap or pesticides.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Fusarium wilt||Fusarium wilt may do great damage to pea plants. Once pea plants are infected, there is no proper treatment. Instead, you should just get rid of infested plants to avoid the spread of wilt in your garden.|
|Plant rust||Plant rust may also slow down the growth of pea plants. Hence, make sure to get some tips on how to control plant rust in your garden.|
|Plant mold||Mold may also become a serious issue when growing peas at home. Thus, also make sure to inform yourself on how to get rid of plant mold.|
|Downy mildew||Downy mildew is a fungal disease that can adversely impact the growth of pea plants. You can control downy mildew by getting fungicides from the garden center.|
|Powdery mildew||Similar to downy mildew, powdery mildew may also do great damage to pea plants. Hence, make sure to inform yourself on how to control powdery mildew in your garden.|
|Root rot||Root rot is a serious plant disease that could lead to the decay of pea plants. You can avoid root rot by using additional fertilizer and also by making sure that you don’t water your plants too often.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off may become a problem if you don’t provide optimal germination conditions to pea plants. Hence, improve lighting and soil conditions to prevent damping-off of pea seedlings.|
|Blight||Blight may be another issue you have to deal with when growing peas. Hence, also make sure to get some tips on how to get rid of bacterial blight.|
|Ascochyta||You can control ascochyta by using a combination of pesticides and the use of resistant pea varieties.|
|Mosaic virus||Mosaic virus is a serious plant disease. Once it is present, there is no way to get rid of it and you should therefore just dispose of infested plants to avoid the spread of this viral disease in your garden.|
Pea Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Spider mites||Powdery mildew|
How to deal with Pea Pests & Diseases?
Now that you have figured out how to treat pea pests and diseases, you might also want to have a look at my growing pea FAQ section and my pea grower’s guide to get even more information on how to grow peas at home in a proper manner.