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Eelworms (leaf and bud)


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Symptoms

Leaves and yound shoots look distorted and discoloured and growth is checked in early spring. Hanging limply, they start to die from the bottom of the plant spreading upwards.

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Eelworms are hard see and symptoms can be caused by other problems. To ensure the problem is eelworms, break affected leaves into small bits, and leave in a glass of water for 30 minutes. Tiny, moving masses of eelworms would be seen at the bottom.

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