Most Common Sunflower Pests & Diseases
You have problems with sunflower pests or diseases in your garden or on your balcony?
Stick with me since I will show you simple but yet effective ways how to get rid of sunflower pests and plant diseases in the following chapters!
Table of Contents
|Pest||How to control it|
|Cutworms||Cutworms often try to feed on sunflowers. Hence, make sure to get information on how to get rid of cutworms in your garden.|
|Aphids||Aphids may also populate sunflowers. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to control aphids.|
|Maggots||Maggots can be another issue when growing sunflowers. Thus, also get some tips and tricks on how to get rid of maggots in your garden.|
|Caterpillars & Loopers||Caterpillars and loopers are also quite common when growing sunflowers at home. Hence, make sure to inform yourself on how to get rid of caterpillars and loopers.|
|Lygus bugs||Although rather are, lygus bugs may also try to feed on sunflowers. You can get rid of lygus bugs using pesticides or insecticidal soap.|
|Sunflower beetles||Sunflower beetles are also pretty common and you can get rid of them using insecticidal soap or neem oil.|
|Moths||Moths may also feed on sunflower plants. You can get rid of moths using pesticides or insecticidal soap from the garden center.|
|Weevils||Weevils may also do great damage to sunflower plants. You can deter them using diatomite or pesticides.|
|Wireworms||Wireworms may also be annoying companions when growing sunflowers in your garden. You can get rid of them using diatomite or insecticidal soap.|
|Grasshoppers||Grasshoppers may also feed on sunflower plants. You can get rid of them by spraying your plants with garlic solution or powdering them with flour.|
|Disease||How to control it|
|Mold||Mold may do great damage to sunflowers. Hence, inform yourself on how to get rid of plant mold.|
|Plant rust||Rust is also quite common on sunflowers. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of plant rust.|
|Damping-off||Damping-off may also occur if seed and seedlings don’t get optimal germination conditions. Hence, improve lighting and soil conditions to avoid damping-off of sunflowers.|
|Leaf spot||Leaf spot is another common plant disease when growing sunflowers. Hence, also get some information on how to avoid leaf spot on garden plants.|
|Blight||Blight may also do great damage to sunflowers. Hence, you should also inform yourself about how to control blight.|
|Powdery mildew||Powdery mildew is another common disease when growing sunflowers at home. Fortunately, there are easy ways how to get rid of powdery mildew in your garden.|
|Verticillium wilt||Verticillium wilt is a serious plant disease. Once you spot verticillium wilt, it is often too late and you should just remove infested plants to avoid the spread of this disease in your garden.|
|Head rot||Head rot often occurs when your plants don’t get sufficient nutrients. Hence, you should fertilize the soil if you spot head rot on sunflower plants.|
Sunflower Pests & Diseases – Summary List
|Lygus bugs||Early blight|
|Sunflower beetles||Leaf spot|
|Caterpillars and loopers|
How to deal with Sunflower Pests & Diseases?
As you can see, there are many easy ways to control sunflower pests and diseases.