How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Sunscald

Plants overexposed to direct sunlight can develop sunscald. Fruit can turn light brown or leathery and develop sunken areas. Leaves may appear scorched or discolored. Any practice that helps maintain sufficient leaf cover on plants will limit sunscald.

Burned corn leaf
Burned corn leaf

Scalded bean leaf
Scalded bean leaf

Scorched cabbage
Scorched cabbage

Sunburned pepper
Sunburned pepper



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