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SmartGrow Hair Fiber Mat (10-inch)
"I used it in my potted lemon tree and let me tell you, it accelerated my lemon tree growth - new leaves and fruit" M. Dawood, Layton UT

Dr. Goodearth Problem Listing

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Rose Rosette Disease
Rose rosette is a disease caused by a virus or virus-like organism and is spreading throughout rose collections all over the U.S. This disease was originally associated with wild multiflora roses that were planted here in the U.S. around 1866 as an exotic from Japan. Rose rosette disease symptoms were first reported in 1941. Multiflora rose was planted extensively to prevent erosion, as a living fence for cattle, as a food source for birds and as a barrier along highways. The disease now is present in cultivated roses and causes distorted growth and increase susceptibility to climate extremes.

Botrytis Blight of Geranium
Botrytis blight is a fungal disease of flowers, leaves, buds and bulbs causing flecks to brown discolored lesions on almost any plant part. Severe infection can greatly reduce the quality of the plant as well as lead to death of plant parts or the whole plant. In the garden, the most commonly affected plants include geranium, begonia, mums, dahlia, lilies, peony, rose and tulip. The most common symptom is a leaf lesion that occurs at the margin of leaf and works inward towards the center. Geranium is very susceptible.

Aster Yellows on Coneflower
Aster yellows is caused by a microscopic pathogen called a phytoplasma. This is a one-celled, organism closely related to bacteria that infects a number of annuals, perennials, grasses and vegetables causing growth malformations and various color changes in plant parts. The phytoplasma is transferred from plant to plant via insects that suck the sap from infected plants - notably the aster leafhopper. Leafhopper migrate for long distances from overwintering sites in the south and continue to propagate the disease each season. Aster yellows affects over 300 hosts including some of the most common garden plants and vegetables.