Things to know or consider

Understanding the problem or what might have caused it;

  1. Differentiate between a pest, a disease or a disorder
  2. Pest – insects(6 legs), mites(8 legs), small mammals(rats etc..)
  3. Diseases/Pathogens – Fungi, bacteria, viruses, and micro-organisms
  4. Non-infectious diseases (Temperature, Moisture, and light)
    e.g Peppers requires less light than tomatoes
  5. Lack of Oxygen or CO2
  6. Pollution
  7. Soil/Water pH
  8. Phytotoxicity – burn caused by incorrect chemicals