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What are the diseases and pests of broccoli in the open field? Broccoli, like cauliflower and cabbage throughout the growing season, is damaged by a variety of diseases and pests, the protection of which requires the qualified opinion of a specialist in the field.
Why are diseases a problem?
They cause significant reductions in production,commercial value decreases and production revenues decrease.
It is a very dangerous and difficult disease to fight. Perennial agricultural turnover, planting of sustainable cultivars as well as treatment of the soil with hot steam and fumigants give a good effect.
It is a disease that causes yellowing of leaves and inhibits plant growth. Good effect gives perennial agricultural turnover, planting sustainable cultivars Fights well with cuproxate copper sulfate based fungicide
During the autumn period, when temperatures drop and humidity rises, cauliflower plants can be affected by vrugu and alternaria, mainly damaging the leaves. The perennial agricultural turnover gives a good effect, the planting of stable cultivars, but without neglecting the use of the preparation based on copper oxychloride, as it also has a preventive effect.
In the early stages of development but also in vegetation, cauliflower can be affected by some pests such as aphids and moths. They are controlled with contact or systemic insecticides. Bacillus thuringensis-based biological insecticides are very effective against larvae that damage cruciferous vegetables.