Chrysanthemums in Aberdeen

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Common Pests:
- Thrips
- Leafminer
- Earwigs
- Slugs 
- Whitefly
- Capsid Bug
- Caterpillars
- Red Spider Mite
- Vine Weevil
- Sciarid Fly
- Stool Miner

Common diseases: 
- White Rust
- Verticillium Wilt
- Powdery Mildew
- Crown Gall
- Chrysanthemum Rust
- Botrytis

Common disorders:
- Nitrogen 
- Phosporus
- Potassium 
- Magnesium
- Manganese
- Copper
- Iron
- High Salt levels

Suggested settings:
- Monitor

- contact me

Date last updated: 
03 August 2008


Directory of Chrysanthemum Ailments 

I'm delighted to be able to publish this directory of chrysanthemum ailments, the result of a joint effort between myself and Ivor Mace.  We thought that a quick and easy reference to the main pest, disease and nutritional disorder problems chrysanthemum growers face would be helpful to growers in the U.K. and worldwide.  We appreciate that problems differ in other countries and we would be only too pleased to include other pests, diseases and disorders experienced in other parts of the world.  We also appreciate that chemical controls might differ in different countries and this will have to be taken into account when treating a pest or disease. 

Although there is nothing particularly new about the information provided in this directory, what is unique is the fact that the information is available on-line and assembled in one place. A 'one-stop-shop' that will hopefully provide useful information to all chrysanthemum growers.

The directory is initially focused on the common ailments of chrysanthemums that may occur in the U.K., although one or two more obscure items are included. We have tried to give good coverage of pests and diseases plus nutritional and other disorders. The directory is organised by grouping the entries within these broad headings, as you will see from the links on the left side of the page.

Please view the directory as a 'work in progress' project, we hope to add new information whenever it becomes available. If there are items you would like to see covered in the directory please let us know and we'll do our best to include them. If you have experience with a pest or disease that you wish to share with other growers please provide details and we'll do the rest.

One of the issues we have had to consider is the use of chemicals and the availability (or otherwise) of professional products. Many U.K. chrysanthemum growers have a spraying certificate and access to professional products so, while not condoning the use of 'non-amateur' products, they are included for completeness and will eventually be  summarised in the proposed 'Products and Chemicals Index' page.

In all cases, irrespective of the product being used, it is essential that manufacturers instructions are followed.


Paul Barlow & Ivor Mace
July 2008

(last updated 03 August 2008 )

Paul Barlow

Thanks also to Jack Gilbert, Harry Lawson and Peter Fraser for their help with pictures.

Other information 

Ivor Mace
Ivor Mace

Click for =>  Ivor's Notes
on pesticides and nutrients.

Link to =>  Ivor's website

New addition 
3rd August 2008
The White Rust Dossier

Coming soon ...
In this part of the homepage we hope to add new information over the coming weeks - please visit regularly to keep up to date with additions.

Ideas already being considered ...
Products and Chemicals Index

List of Useful External Links.

Extended coverage of 
specific topics.

Did you know?
The U.K. National Chrysanthemum Society has an advisory group for members covering a wide range of topics. 
Details on NCS Website


Website designed and published by Paul Barlow with input from Ivor Mace
Copyright 2008 Paul Barlow.