2016’s Top 10 plant pests and diseases

Snail invasion (iStock)
Snail invasion (iStock)

 

THE Royal Horticultural Society has released the lists of the top 10 plant pests and diseases for 2016, based on inquiries received by its gardening advice service.

 

The top 10 pests are:

1 Slugs/snails

Vine weevil

3 Fuchsia gall mite

4 Glasshouse thrips

5 Woolly aphid

6 Tortrix moths

7 Box tree moth

8 Rosemary beetle

9 Viburnum beetle

10 Ants

Ants (iStock)
Ants (iStock)

The top 10 diseases are:

1 Honey fungus

2 Phytophthora diseases

3 Box blight

4 Rust

5 Leaf spots

6 Powdery mildew

7 Volutella blight

8 Bacterial diseases

9 Scab

10 Wood decay

 

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