Beets
Symptom Cause  
Leaves have purplish tint
Acidic Soil
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Leaves wrinkled or curled; discolored, stunted, tend to fall off
Aphids
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Beet roots are woody in texture
Cultural Stress
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Plant chewed to soil
Deer
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Areas between veins turn yellow/brown; Leaves have white, purple/black growth
Downy Mildew
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Little tiny holes in leaves
Flea Beetles
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Split roots
Improper Watering
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Tip of leaves brown, internal larvae trails visible. Leaves skeletonized and rolled up.
Leaf Miners
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Small, round, tan to brown spots on leaves and stems; later leaves turn yellow/drop
Leaf Spot
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Root bulb does not develop
Overcrowding
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Leaves curl, yellow or brown, brittle
Potato Leafhoppers
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Leaves coated with white powdery substance
Powdery Mildew
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Plant chewed to soil
Rabbits
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Leaves streaked with gray or brown
Thrips
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Weakened plants; yellow leaves; leaves discolored; covered with honeydew
Whiteflies
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Plants wilt and die
Wireworms
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Plant chewed to soil
Woodchucks
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