Common plant problems in the Atlanta area
PESTS, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
Atlanta’s growing season provides plants with almost year around growth. Because of this long growing season pest populations can build to thresholds where plant damage can occur. The natural and man-manipulated environment in Atlanta can also cause stress and eventual decline in our landscapes and forests. The following is a list of some of the more common pests, cultural problems and environmental problems we may encounter year to year.

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Bermuda Turf Problems During High Temperature Summers - Heat related dieback can occur during periods of high heat, no rainfall and improper watering. more...
Bermuda Winter Patch - These large circles are caused by Rhizoctonia fungus more...
Boston Ivy Leafspot - Boston ivy is very susceptible to various leafspots especially cercospora. more...
Botryosphaeria Canker - Botryosphaeria Canker is a stress related disease more...
Boxelder Bugs - Boxelder bugs are basically a nuisance pest not causing any real harm to plants. more...
Boxelder Bugs versus Bordered Plant bug - These two insects are very similar but actually easy to tell apart. more...
Boxwood Blight - Boxwood blight has been identified in Atlanta landscape in June 2014. Click here for Dr. Woodwards Update. more...
Boxwood Blight 2016 UPDATE - As of 2016 the disease is becoming increasing aggressive and there is no cure at this time. more...
Boxwood Blight Photo Archive - Copyright 2016 Patrick G. Mawhinney more...
Boxwood bronzing - usually occurs during the winter more...
Boxwood leafminer - a common pest of boxwoods more...
Brown Patch lesions - on Fescue turf more...
Brown spots in turf - Is it Disease or Dry? more...
Browning in Conifers - If you are seeing browning in your leyland, cryptomerias or Italian cypress it may be the result of various problems from poor drainage to inadequate irrigation to improper plant for our area. more...