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Lesson 20

Pests, diseases and weeds in the Shade Tree Nursery

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Sucking pests like Psyllids and leaf defoliators do considerable damage to the germinating seedlings in their early stage. Red rust is the most serious disease of shade nurseries and is the principal cause of failure in many instances. Therefore, from the beginning care must be taken to keep the nurseries free of pests by taking timely action. In addition, proper weed control and drainage should be given attention.

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