Diseases & Pests

This area has publications grouped under following subjects below:  Bulb Fly, Pests, Diseases, Treatments, and Research. Some publications may appear under more than one subject.

Bulb Fly:

Narcissus Bulb Fly, Leaflet No. 444, USDA, 1977

Biology of the Narcissus Bulb Fly in the Pacific Northwest; Technical Bulletin No. 809, USDA, May 1942

“The Bulb Flies of Narcissus;” Virginia Truck Experiment Station Bulletin No 60, 1927


Bulb scale mites and narcissus, Central Science Lab, Sand Hutton, York, England, 2003

“Stem Eelworm on Narcissus,” UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, 1976

Narcissus Pests, Bulletin 51, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1970

“Insect and Mite Pests of Narcissus,” E.P. Breakey; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

The State of Health of Daffodils in the Netherlands, Dr. van Slogteren, Laboratorium von Bloembollenonderzoek te Lisse, December 1936


Daffodil Diseases and Pets, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, T.E. Snazelle, PhD, April 2013

“Disease Control, Management of Basal Rot,” Gordon Hanks & John Carder; Pesticide Outlook, December 2003, pp. 260-264

Daffodil Diseases and Pests, T.E. Snazelle, PhD; Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society,1986

“Basal Rot,” UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1978

“Virus Diseases of Narcissus,” A.A. Brunt, RHS Daffodil and Tulip Yearbook, 1971

Bulb Growing and Forcing, Northwest Bulb Growers Association, 1957

Diseases of Bulbs, Bulletin No. 117, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1949

“Narcissus Diseases,” Charles J. Gould; Herbertia, Vol. 13, 1946

“Diseases of Narcissus;” Bulletin 304, Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State Agricultural College, June 1932


  Latest hot-water treatment advice for nematode and basal rot control in daffodil bulbs, Horticultural Development Center, August 2013

“Hot Water Treatment of Narcissus Bulbs,” UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1977

“Warmwaterbehandeling van narcissen en Fusarium-bolrot,” Dr. B.H.H. Bergman, Laboratorium voor Bloembollenonderzoek te Lisse, January 1962

“How Ramsbottom gave New Life to the Narcissus,” Matthew Zandbergen; RHS Daffodil Yearbook

“Warm-waterbehandeling van narcissen en bolrot,” Prof. E. van Slogteren; Laboratorium voor bloembollenonderzoek te Lisse, August 1931


Cause of colour break in daffodils, Hunter, D. et al; Report No. 1800, New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research Ltd; ADS-sponsored research 2007

  Evolution & maintenance of stigma-height dimorphism in Narcissus. Paper II, funded by an operating grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to S.C.H.B. and a grant from CNRS to J.D.T. A.M.B. was supported by graduate scholarships from NSERC and the Ontario government, May 1999

Bulb scale mites and narcissus, Central Science Lab, Sand Hutton, York, England, 2003

“Pickling Paperwhites”, Cornell University Bulb Research Program.  This paper is about growing paperwhites indoors in dilute solutions of alcohol to stunt their height.