Rose disease

Asked August 13, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

Roses have large holes practically 98 percent leaf is eaten away. The new sof growing shoots are also targeted and eaten . I noticed 3-4 mm size green caterpillars in effected areas

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

It sounds like you have Rose or Pear slugs (Sawfly) feeding on your roses. This information from the Missouri Botanical Garden describes both pests and control measures.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...