Re: Pathogens

Barry Meyers-Rice (
Thu, 30 Jun 1994 14:57:08 +0700

>So, the only problems growers have are typical horticultural/greenhouse pests?

Off the top of my head, the pests that seem to cause the most CP problems are:

Mealy bugs
red spider mites

(that is in order of most to least problematical in my own experience)

Fungus problems are damping off (yes, Botrytis is the genus---very useful
stuff for wine-making though) and sooty mold (which as mentioned before is
often just a secondary problem). Then there's algae to plague the Utric-grower.

Some of our Californian and suburban/rural correspondents would add raccoons,
opposums, deer, dogs, vandals, shuggoths, and anti-drug agents looking for
halogen lights.

In view of habitat destruction, maybe on a global perspective the biggest
pest for CP is _Homo sapiens_!