Insects & Disease

Wisconsin Gardener Segments tagged as Insects & Disease

Treating Root Rot

Tackle root rot in the garden with certified arborist Bruce Allison.

Gypsy Moth

Join Andrea Diss, the program coordinator for the gypsy moth program at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), for advice on combating gypsy moths. The moths are a problem because they cause significant defoliation of Wisconsin trees. Diss explains how homeowners can kill eggs, disrupt larvae habitats with barrier bands and capture adults with collection bands.

Root Rot

Learn how root rot weakens trees. Plant pathologist Brian Hudelson from UW-Extension explains what to do when your tree has root rot and what can be done to make it healthy again.

Evergreen Diseases

Learn about diseases that strike evergreen trees with UW-Extension plant pathologist, Brian Huddleson.  He talks about how to identify disease and some control options.

Birch Trees - Insects and Disease

Investigate why UW-Extension entomologist Phil Pellitteri refers to birches as "suicide trees."

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species originally from Asia that attacks ash trees, is making its way to Wisconsin. UW-Extension Entomologist Phil Pellitteri tells viewers how to identify trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer and what they can do about it.

Bad Plants Go Good

UW-Extension Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson looks at some other plant diseases that are beneficial to people.

Multi-colored Asian Ladybeetle

They're back. Asian Lady Beetles are in Wisconsin to stay but there are ways to keep them out of your house. UW-Extension Entomologist Phil Pellitteri explains how to identity and get rid of them.

Huitlachoche (Wheat-La-Coach-Ai)

In Madison, Shelley Ryan talks with Troy Community Gardens Manager Claire Strader about a fungus known as Huitlachoche or corn smut. Find out why farmers are deliberately infecting their fields with it.

Fungus Among Us

UW-Extension Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson shares some of his favorite fungal diseases and tells viewers what to do about them.


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