Plant Disease

Combating Plant Disease Signs to Look for

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Disease on garden plants

Apart from pest problems, another problem that arises at times is having to deal with plants that have become diseased. To the inexperienced, this can become confusing and frustrating.

In order for plant diseases to arise, there must be:

1. A susceptible host meaning there must first be a host plant present.

2. Next, there must be a pathogen. Pathogens are disease-carrying organisms such as bacteria and viruses.

3. Then there must be a favorable condition. A favorable condition may consist of heat and moisture. When you put these four ingredients together that spells trouble or plant disease. Therefore it is very crucial and important to take quick action to eliminate this problem.

I just want to make a note here in dealing with plant disease, i.e. never use any tools that you are servicing a diseased plant with on other plants unless that tool has been sterilized or you stand the chance of spreading the disease to other healthy plants.

Plant disease identification

If your plants are showing signs of rotted tissue, moldy coating, scabs, blotches, wilting, rust and in some cases giving off a foul odor, then these are signs of plant disease.

Plant disease control

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Disease on garden plants

There are many brands of chemicals that are on the market that you can use in your defense against plant disease. These chemicals are known as fungicide and bactericide to learn more about plant disease click on this link disease control.

Action plan

To minimize plant disease we should observe the following.

1.  Growing disease-resistant varieties and making sure that our plant requirements are being met such as proper watering methods, right location, and proper pruning practices.

2. Making sure that there is proper airflow or circulation. Spacing plants apart where they are not rubbing or touching each other.

3. Making sure that the areas are clean of debris and weeds.

4. Watering plants in the morning so they have time to dry out before evening sets in.

5. Make sure to fix any leaking faucets or broken irrigation lines that may allow water to settle around plants.

By taking these measures you will be helping your plants to be healthy and happy.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

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  2. This is really great information. We garden and I admit this is an area that I struggle with. I don’t know how to identify issues and then what to do once I do. This is very helpful information for me and something I will be able to refer back to. Thank you for this post.

    • Thank you llyssa for those kind words glad i could help, be sure and let your family, friends and anyone that you think would be interested about this garden site. Thanks again and have a good day.

  3. I admit the first thing I looked at is the treatment plan, even though I should have started with the identification and control 😛
    I really didn’t know that watering plants in the morning is better from this point of view, but I’ll definitely consider this tip. Also, disease resistant plants are really cool, but I’m not sure, how can you make plants disease resistant? I mean, are they genetically modified? I’m really curious, that’s why I ask.

    • Good morning Ashely it is good to meet you, plants that are resistance to some disease occurs naturally or they may be genetically grown. Hope this helps, have a good day.


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