Plant Pests

Cornell University and Cooperative Extension have many resources available to help you identify and manage insect pests in your home, garden or landscape.

Visit Cornell Gardening’s Home Gardening page for a fact sheet on best practices for Managing Insect Pests in Vegetable Gardens as well as flower and vegetable Growing Guides that list common pests for each plant. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pest Management around the Home is a more detailed guide to pest identification and management strategies.

For a comprehensive list of insect fact sheets visit Cornell’s Insect Diagnostic Laboratory website, where you’ll find detailed fact sheets in alphabetical order or grouped by category

as well as instructions for collecting and submitting samples or photos for identification. IDL also provides a general factsheet on managing Home Vegetable Garden Pests.

The CCE Wayne Master Gardener Volunteers are available to assist with plant disease diagnosis and management strategies. Call us at (315) 331-8415


Laurie VanNostrand
Master Gardener Program Coordinator/Consumer Horticulture
315-331-8415 x107

Last updated July 26, 2019