Gardener Resources

Managing Insects, Diseases, and Weeds

Plenty of critters will be happy to eat your plants for you, and weeds will happily take up the garden space you have conveniently cleared and fertilized! Below are some guides for managing pests in your garden.

This page lists common diseases and insect pests you may encounter in the garden, with pictures and information on management!

This article goes over general disease management guidelines, plus strategies for specific diseases!

The Penn State Disease Clinic offers free diagnosis of plant samples, and will provide you with specific management suggestions once they identify the disease!

This page lists common garden weeds, with pictures and management suggestions!