Spinach occupies a prominent place among green leafy vegetables. It is rich in iron. Apart from iron, it is a good source of many other mineral elements. If the spinach is not taken care of properly, then the crop can be spoiled due to the introduction of many types of insects and diseases. Through this post, we have brought you information about some of the major insects and diseases found in spinach.
Major diseases of spinach
Leaf spot: This disease is caused by the fungus Cercospora beticola. When infected with this disease, small brown spots appear on the leaves.
Adragalan: This is a major disease found in spinach. This causes the newborn plants to twist from below. Small plants also die from this disease. This causes great damage to the crop.
Leaf spot: This disease in spinach is caused by a fungus named Phyllaspecta.
Major pests of spinach
Leaf eating insect: These insects eat the green matter of leaves.
Lahi insect: It is a small insect of light green or yellow color. The leaves turn yellow due to its sticking.
Crown mite: It is a small four-legged insect. These insects suck the sap of the leaves. Plants can also dry out due to excessive infestation of such insects.
Military Insects: These insects that come out during the night cause damage by cutting the leaves and stems of spinach.
Katwa semolina: These insects eat plants by cutting them from above the ground. The plants that these pests eat dry up.
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