I grow beets for the leaves for salads. They all look like this. Disease?...

Asked July 8, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

I grow beets for the leaves for salads. They all look like this. Disease? Weather? Other ideas? They taste OK.

Montgomery County Maryland vegetables leafhoppers

1 Response

This does not look like a disease on the leaves of your beets. However, it does look like leafhopper damage which is a very common occurrence in a vegetable and herb garden. The damage is mostly cosmetic. Please see the following information, http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/potato-leafhopper
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