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8 diseases and 7 carrot pests


In order to grow a rich harvest of carrots it must be protected from various diseases and pestsotherwise plants may die or bear deformed fruit. In this review we will talk about the most common pests of this vegetable (carrot fly, aphid, listobloshka and others), the causes of the appearance of diseases on it, how to protect and fight them.

Carrot Diseases, Prevention and Remedies

There are many types of carrot diseases that can affect a plant throughout the entire period of its growth. The main task of the gardener will be prevention measures or if the disease still hit the planting, it must be correctly identified and all necessary measures taken as soon as possible to protect the plant.


Fomoz is differently called dry rotwhich is caused by a dangerous fungus. The disease affects the plant in the final stages of the growing season. At the initial stages of the disease can be recognized by oblong spots of gray-brown color, which are located on the leaves or petioles.

Carrot fomoz or Dry rot

In addition to damage to the aerial part, the fomoz actively develops on the fruit and continues its activity during storage, especially when the crop is in a room with air temperature above 10 degrees. Initially, black-brown depressions with a whitish bloom appear on the upper part of the fruit, which gradually grow and affect the whole vegetable.

Save the plant will not succeed because cure the disease that has already appeared is almost impossible all affected plants must be removed. As a means of prevention, it is necessary to apply phosphorus-potassium fertilizers before planting and timely remove the tops.

White rot

Carrot struck white rot

The disease affects the fruits of carrots, which during storage become soft and gradually covered with a white fluffy bloom. The final stage of development of the disease will be the appearance of a crust with black dots.

White rot spreads through the soil, so you need to promptly remove all weed vegetation and follow all the rules for planting and caring for plants.

The fight against the disease occurs through enhanced application of potash fertilizers, spraying plants with preparations containing copper. Also need to regularly disinfect the storage room.

Gray rot

Gray or Kagatnaya rot

This disease forms a wet rot on the fruit during storage and leads to a large yield loss. Initially, the carrot surface is soaked, after which it darkens and covers the entire area of ​​the fruit. After some time, they appear gray mushroom plaque.

To protect against the development of white rot should be timely feed the soil with nitrogen fertilizers, periodically spray with 1% solution of brodsky liquid. It is recommended to store the crop at a temperature of +2 degrees.


Carrot Rhizoctoniosis or Felt Rot

Most often, this disease is called felt rot; affects the fruit both during their active growth and after harvest during its storageI. Recognize the disease can be on the dark gray internal spots, which subsequently formed a felt bloom of purple hue. At the last stage, black spots appear.

Treatment of the disease carried out by spraying the landings with chemicals containing copper oxychloride.


Black Rot (Alternaria)

The second name of the disease - black rot. The disease can occur at any stage of plant development. On young carrots, the main feature will be the blackening of the stem. On adult plants, you can notice the twisting of the leaves, which eventually turn yellow and dry. Petioles limp and lean to the ground. Dry black mold forms on the surface of the fetus.

Black rot can spread both through the soil and through the seeds. The disease can in a short time to destroy most of the landings.

You can get rid of the disease by spraying with Rovral.


Carrot bacteriosis or wet rot

Bacteriosis is one of the most common diseases, and can be recognized by the following features:

  • on the edges of the lower leaves appear yellow spotswhich darken as they grow, but at the same time retain yellow outlines around them;
  • on the basis of leaf stalks one can observe characteristic gray-white or light yellow drops, which are called bacterial exudates;
  • on the stems are formed brown streaks or spots;
  • on root vegetables ulcers appear and brown depressed spots.
If the disease has managed to spread strongly, then the plant will begin to emit a sharp and unpleasant smell.

It is impossible to get rid of the disease, so the affected landings will have to be removed. Prevention will be keeping the seeds before planting in hot water and timely spraying with Hom.


Cercosporosis on carrot leaves

Initially light brown spots with a light center are formed on the sheet platewhich is gradually expanding. The edges of the leaves begin to curl. If the humidity is increased, the spots will be covered with bloom. On petioles and stalks of education oblong. Subsequently, the green part of the plant dies completely, and the fruits become small and lose their original shape.

Preventive treatment of seeds will be preventive measures. in hot water and spraying the young shoots with a weak solution of Brodsky liquid.

Brown spot

Carrot leaves are affected by brown spot

Brown spot affects carrots at all stages of development and is therefore very dangerous:

  • young plants on the bottom of the stem appear brown banners. In this case, the carrot sprouts die very often;
  • on the leaves of adult plants yellow spots appearwhich gradually turn brown or black, but the original shade remains as a halo. With increased humidity on the spots you can see the characteristic black bloom;
  • the stems and bases of the stalks are also affected by this ailment, they form long brown spots.

To prevent the development of brown spot when rainy weather should regularly loosen the aisles. Also, plants can be treated with broth celandine, nettle or horsetail.

Pests of carrots, the fight against them with drugs and folk methods

Pests living on carrots are very dangerous for planting, this is due to the fact that under the influence of these insects may be the complete death of the plant or its partial deathwhich leads to a loss or decrease in yield. The fight against insects should be started immediately, after their detection, in this case there will be much more chances to get rid of them.

Carrot fly

Carrot fly

The carrot fly hibernates in the pupae under the ground, which is why the plant root crop most often suffers from such an insect. To determine the presence of pests can, if the carrot fly is present, then the leaves acquire a bronze tint, after which they dry out and die. Damaged carrot pests become unsuitable for consumption.

As a measure of control and at the same time prevent the occurrence of such insects should promptly plow, loosen and clean the soil from weeds. The chemical treatment of Acclellic, Decis Profi, Tsiper, Sharpay and folk methods also helps well - pouring with liquid ammonia.


Listobloshka is a very small insect, which, like fleas, has jumping legs. Females of such pests lay eggs on carrots. Soon from the eggs appear the larvae, which in turn will begin to feed on the sap of the leaves, thereby causing the plant to dry completely.

Carrot Listobloshka

You can get rid of insects by collecting eggs and treatment of planting tobacco dust or soapy water.

Umbrella moth

This insect looks like a little butterfly, brown moth is considered especially dangerous, which affects the testes and the fruit of carrots. You can spot a pest by the cocoons it weaves. The plant gradually darkens and begins to dry. The umbrella mole most often occurs at the end of June - mid-July, after which it turns into a pupa and does not pose a threat to the future harvest.

In order to get rid of insects it is necessary to mechanically clean the planting., that is, cut off the aerial part of the plant and collect the caterpillars, which must subsequently be destroyed. You can also spray carrots with lepidocide, entobacterin, etc. To prophylactic methods include deep digging of the soil before planting.

Bare slugs

Bare slugs

Bare slugs are considered the most common pests in the gardenThis is due to the fact that they live in a variety of places, which include soil, turf, fallen leaves, stones or any other area with high humidity.

Both adults and young slugs can cause serious damage to yields. They are actively eating the leaves and eating large pits in the fruits themselves.

You can determine a slug by the white, brilliant trail that it leaves behind.

To prevent the appearance of insects and to combat them beds are treated with superphosphate or 10% salt solution.



Wireworm is called the yellow worm, which is actually a larva of the click beetle. On average, the length of such an insect is 3 centimeters.. The wireworm feeds on roots, eating them and leaving characteristic point passages. In this case, the vegetables will be unsuitable for human consumption.

It is possible to get rid of such pests by means of top dressing., which includes ammonia. Also well help drugs Aktara and Basudin.

Carrot aphid

Carrot aphid

External signs of the appearance of carrot aphids can be seen immediately. There are clusters of small green insects on plants.. The leaves begin to curl and dry. Such pests feed on stem juice, as a result of which carrots are poorly formed or stop developing. This factor may adversely affect the yield.

You can get rid of insects by spraying plantings with soapy water., infusion of ash or tobacco. For prevention in the summer on hot days, carrots are often sprayed with warm water as often as possible.

Exclamation scoop

The most serious consequences occur after the appearance of butterfly caterpillars.related to this species. They feed on the basal part of the stems and directly by the roots themselves, leaving holes and passages behind them.

You can effectively fight with an exclamation scoop using special chemicals (Decis, Politrin and Fury) and folk methods (infusion of chamomile and burdock).

Preventive treatment of carrots from diseases and pests

In order to prevent the occurrence of diseases and pests, it is necessary to adhere to a whole range of measures, which include the timely execution of weeding and loosening works, regular application of necessary fertilizers and preliminary disinfection of planting material and soil. Also aboutIt is important to carry out preventive treatments:

  1. For, to avoid gray mold it is necessary to treat the soil with 1% Brodsky liquid;
  2. Prevent felt rot it is possible by spraying the drug Hom;
  3. With black rot well helps drug Rovral;
  4. Avoid powdery mildew using the treatment of plants with Topaz or Chorus;
  5. Scare away carrot moth You can use a decoction of tomato tops, which are soaked in water in a ratio of 1k5 for 30 minutes. After this broth so much e boil. Every 2 liters of product is diluted in a bucket of water and add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid soap;
  6. From many other insects spring treatment with special insecticides will help.

In carrots, a disease or a pest can often be found, which is why you need to carefully inspect the beds and the harvest at the time of defects and omissions. In order to face such a problem as seldom as possible, it is necessary to follow the rules concerning agricultural engineering and plant processing.