Arabian Jasmine

Image of Arabian JasmineArabian jasmine is a bushy vine or scrambling shrub with shiny dark green leaves and widely grown throughout the tropics as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers.

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Benefits of Carrot (Daucus carota)
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The carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour. It has a crisp texture when fresh. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in the preparation of salads.

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Licorice, plantain and nettle herbs used in the treatment of Allergies

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Allergies occur when the body has an exaggerated reaction to substances that are not harmful. The symptoms of an allergy tend to vary, but some common symptoms include watery eyes, difficulty breathing and itchy eyes. There are many medical treatments used for allergies.
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Vitamins in Plants

Vitamins are a group of organic food substances or nutrients found only in living things, plants and animals. They are necessary in small amounts for normal metabolism and good health, and their excess or depletion can lead to acute and chronic disease.

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Pests and Diseases of Guava

Guava trees are seriously damaged by the citrus flat mite, Brevipa1pus californicus. The guava tree is attacked by 80 insect species, including 3 bark-eating caterpillars (Indarbella spp.) and the guava scale in India, but this and other scale insects are generally kept under control by their natural enemies. The green shield scale, Pulvinaria psidii, requires chemical measures in Florida, as does the guava white fly, Trialeurodes floridensis, and a weevil, Anthonomus irroratus, which bores holes in the newly forming fruits.

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Anthracnose
Image2: Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

The disease of mango is incited by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Penz.  It affects all the above ground parts of the plant particularly leaves, petioles, twigs, blossoms and fruits. It is one of the important post-harvest diseases of mango.

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Aphids

Image of AphidsAphids are small plant-eating insects. Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions. Plants exhibiting aphid damage can have a variety of symptoms, such as decreased growth rates, mottled leaves, yellowing, stunted growth, curled leaves, browning, wilting, low yields and death. The removal of sap creates a lack of vigour in the plant, and aphid saliva is toxic to plants.

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Calico scale

Image of Calico scaleThe calico scale (Eulecanium cerasorum) is species of scale insect. It is a common pest of a variety of woody landscape plants. It does not usually kill its host plant, however, it can severely weaken the plant, making it more susceptible to woodborers, drought and other stresses. Calico scale can be spread by windblown crawlers orcarried on the feet of birds between plants. They can also be spread by infested nursery stock.

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Fall webworm

Imagr of Fall webwormFall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) is a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is mainly an aesthetic pest and is not believed to harm otherwise healthy trees.

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Powdery Mildew
Image1: Oidium mangiferae

The disease of mango is caused by Oidium mangiferae  Berthet. The disease affects inflorescence, leaves and young fruits. The white superficial powdery growth of the fungus comprising a large number of conidia borne on conidiophores.

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Red Rust (Cephaleuros virescens)

Image of Red Rust (Cephaleuros virescens)Cephaleuros species are filamentous green algae and parasites of  higher plants. In Hawai‘i, at least two of  horticultural importance are known: Cephaleuros virescens and Cephaleuros parasiticus. Typically harmless, generally causing minor diseases characterized by negligible leaf spots, on certain crops in moist environments these algal diseases can cause economic injury to plant leaves, fruits, and stems.

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Dieback

image3: Lasiodiplodia theobromaeIn affected plants, twigs die from the tips back into old wood, giving a scorched appearance to the limb (Fig. 1). The young green twigs start withering first at the base and then extending outwards along the veins of leaf edges. The affected leaf turns brown and its margins roll upwards. Leaves scorch and fall, leaving a dead branch. In severe conditions, branches start drying one after another in a sequence, resulting in death of the whole tree.

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Inflorescence Midge (Erosomyia indica)

Image of Inflorescence Midge (Erosomyia indica )The mango inflorescence midge (Erosomyia indica) is a major pest of  mango. The adult midge are harmless minute flies which are short lived and die within  24 hours of  emergence after copulation and oviposition.

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Leaf Webber (Orthaga euadrusalis)

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Discription of Leaf Webber are Inconspicuous brown moth, Eggs are laid in clusters of about ten, on buds and young leaves, Cream-yellow larvae pupates in the webs, etc.

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Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata)

Image of Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata )Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata ) is widely distributed in India and attack a number of fruit trees including mango. The grub of this pest feeds inside the stem, making tunnel upward which results in drying of branches and in severe cases death of tree.

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Fruit fly

Image of Fruit-fly (Bactrocera dorsalis , B . zonatus  and B. correctus)Fruit Fly are very small insects  that  lay their eggs in various plant tissues. The Tephritidae contains about 1,200 species characterized by wide heads, black or steely green or blue bodies, iridescent greenish eyes, and wings that are usually mottled brown or black.

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