|These "green" disfigured coneflowers were removed and destroyed.|
Did voles eat the roots? No
Are they getting shaded out by the other plants? No
Is it aster yellows disease? Yes
As difficult as it is, there's nothing to be done except to remove and destroy infected coneflowers to keep the disease from spreading by leafhoppers feeding on the plants. Out with the bad to save the good.
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