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Holes on sweet potato leaves

Sweet potato    None Given

I live in Dubai and I am new to gardening. I have a single sweet potato plant just for decoration. Holes started to appear in the leaves. Initially they started as a brownish transparent spot which later becomes a hole. The plant gets good sun all day long.


Posted by: Kareem (2 points) Kareem
Posted: April 13, 2017




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It could be due to white plume moth (Aciptilia niveodactyla) or grasshopper damage. The young ones of both insect scrape the leaf surface leaving behind lower epidermis. The later stage insects feed on leaves by making numerous holes or sometimes feeds on the entire leaf blade leaving only the petiole. You can hand pick the insects and destroy them or spray neem or garlic solution.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: April 13, 2017


Kareem commented,
Thanks Ravishankar, I will take a close look at these spots and will update.
over 3 years ago.



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