Most Common Radish Pests & Diseases

You have problems with radish pests and diseases in your garden or on your balcony?

Stick with me since I will show you easy ways how to control radish pests and plant diseases in the following chapters!

Radish Pests

PestHow to control it
AphidsAphids are quite common intruders when it comes to growing radish at home. Hence, make sure to get some tips on how to get rid of aphids on garden plants.
MaggotsMaggots may also try to feed on radishes. Thus, also make sure to get some information on how to get rid of maggots in your garden.
Caterpillars and loopersCaterpillars and loopers may also be present when growing radish. Hence, make sure to also inform yourself on how to control caterpillars and loopers.
Slugs and snailsSlugs may also try to feed on radish plants. Fortunately, there are simple ways how to keep away snails and slugs from garden plants.
BeetlesBeetles may also be annoying companions when growing radish at home. You can get rid of various sorts of beetles using pesticides or insecticidal soap from the garden center.
ThripsThrips may also do great damage to radish plants. Hence, also get some tips and tricks on how to get rid of thrips.
AntsAnts may also populate radish plants. Thus, make sure to get extensive information on how to deter ants.

Radish Diseases

DiseaseHow to control it
Plant rustRust is quite common on radish plants. Hence, make sure to get some information on how to get rid of plant rust.
MoldMold can also do great damage to radishes. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to control plant mold.
BlightBlight is another common issue when growing radishes. Hence, make sure to get some tips on how to get rid of bacterial blight.
ClubrootClubroot can also do great damage to radish plants. You can prevent clubroot by improving soil conditions and also by slowing down your watering behavior.
Fusarium wiltFusarium wilt is a serious plant disease. Once you spot fusarium wilt, there will be no cure and you should just get rid of infested plant material to avoid the spread of fusarium wilt in your garden.
Downy mildewDowny mildew is a fungal plant disease that can be effectively treated with fungicides from the garden center.
Powdery mildewPowdery mildew is another quite common plant disease on radishes. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of powdery mildew.
Black rootBlack root can be another serious issue you have to deal with when growing radish at home. You can get rid of it using fungicides from the garden center.
ScabYou can get rid of scab using fungicides or by improving overall growing conditions.
Damping-offYou can prevent damping-off of radishes by improving germination conditions. This includes adjusting the lighting, watering behavior and improving soil pH.

Radish Pests & Diseases – Summary List

PestsDiseases
MaggotsClubroot
AntsBlight
ThripsRust
CaterpillarsPlant mold
LoopersDamping-off
Slugs and snailsScab
AntsBlack root rot
BeetlesPowdery mildew
Downy mildew
Fusarium wilt

How to deal with Radish Pests & Diseases?

As you can see, there are many simple ways how to deal with radish pests and diseases.

If you want to learn more about growing radish in general, you should also have a look at my radish grower’s guide and on my growing radish FAQ section.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radish

Own experience.

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