Most Common Radicchio Pests & Diseases
You want to know how to control radicchio pests and diseases in your garden or on your balcony?
Stick with me since will show you simple but yet effective ways how to get rid of radicchio plant diseases and pests in the following chapters.
Table of Contents
|Pest||How to control it|
|Aphids||Aphids often feed on radicchio plants. Hence, make sure to get some information on how to get rid of aphids on garden plants.|
|Slugs||Slugs are also often present when growing chicory. Thus, make sure to also inform yourself on how to control slugs and snails in your garden.|
|Ants||Ants can also be quite annoying when growing radicchio. Hence, also get some tips and tricks on how to control ants.|
|Thrips||Thrips may also populate radicchio plants. Thus, also get some information on how to control thrips.|
|Cabbage worms||Cabbage worms can also do great damage to radicchio plants. You can get rid of cabbage worms by removing them by hand or just use pesticides or insecticidal soap from the garden center.|
|Caterpillars||Caterpillars may also be present when growing chicory at home. Thus, you should also get tips and tricks on how to get rid of caterpillars in your garden.|
|Loopers||Loopers may also try to feed on chicory plants. Hence, also get some information on how to get rid of loopers.|
|Leafminers||Leafminers can also be quite annoying companions when growing radicchio at home. You can get rid of leafminers using insecticidal soap or neem oil.|
|Flea beetles||Flea beetles also often try to feed on radicchio. You can keep away flea beetles by using insecticidal soap or pesticides.|
|Darkling beetles||Although rather rare, darkling beetles may also become a problem when growing radicchio. You can control them using pesticides from the garden center.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Downy mildew||Downy mildew is a quite common problem when growing radicchio in your garden. You can get rid of it using fungicides from the garden center.|
|Powdery mildew||Powdery mildew may also do great damage to chicory plants. Hence, make sure to get some tips on how to control powdery mildew.|
|Mold||Mold may also occur on radicchio plants if you don’t care for them properly. Thus, also get some information on how to get rid of plant mold in your garden.|
|Rust||Rust may be another problem you have to deal with when growing radicchio. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of plant rust.|
|Anthracnose||Anthracnose may also do great damage to chicory plants. You can get rid of it using copper-based fungicides.|
|Septoria blight||Septoria blight is another common plant disease that may inhibit the growth of your radicchio plants. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get rid of septoria leaf spot.|
|Fusarium wilt||Fusarium wilt is another serious plant disease that may occur when growing chicory. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment against fusarium wilt and you should just get rid of infested plants to avoid the spread of this plant disease in your garden.|
|Bottom rot||Bottom rot often happens if radicchio plants are watered too often. Hence, adjust your watering schedule accordingly so that the soil can dry up from time to time.|
|Soft rot||Soft rot is another common disease you have to deal with when growing chicory at home. Once you see soft rot in your garden, you should just dispose of infested plants in the garbage can to avoid a further spread in your garden.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off often occurs when germination conditions are not optimal. Hence, optimize soil and lighting conditions as best as possible to minimize the risk of damping-off in the future.|
Radicchio Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Flea beetles||Soft rot|
|Cabbage worms||Septoria leaf spot|
How to deal with Radicchio Pests & Diseases?
Now that you got advice on how to control chicory pests and plant diseases, you may also want to have a look at my radicchio grower’s guide and my growing radicchio FAQ section to get even more information on how to grow radicchio at home in the best possible manner.