Identifying plant diseases is the first step in treating the problem. There are many types of diseases that affect garden plants, leaving many gardeners scratching their heads. By using the following information, you can learn how to go about identifying plant diseases for effective disease control. Many garden disease problems can be alleviated simply by practicing good growing conditions. Yet, even in the best of circumstances, garden diseases happen. But with a little know how, you stand a better chance of treating these garden disease problems early on.
Spotting on the foliage of cole crops might just be white leaf spot fungus, Pseudocercosporella capsellae, also known as brassica white leaf spot. What is white leaf spot? Click here to learn how to identify white leaf spot and control its spread in the garden.
Nectria canker on trees is a fungal infection. If a tree is healthy, it can typically recover. Weaker trees may get girdled and ultimately die. Know the signs of nectria canker, how to prevent it and what to do if you see it with help from this article.
One fateful day, ‘charcoal’ took on a different meaning when I my cantaloupes had developed charcoal rot. My fond memories of charcoal were just as tainted as my cantaloupe plants. So what is charcoal rot disease, you ask? Click this article to learn more.
Good soil is what all gardeners want and how we grow beautiful plants. But harbored in soil are many dangerous bacteria and damaging fungi that can harm crops. In cole crops, wire stem disease is occasionally a problem. Click this article to learn more.
What causes Xylella fastidiosa diseases, of which there are several, is the bacterium of that name. If you grow grapes or certain fruit trees in an area with these bacteria, you need Xylella fastidiosa info so that you can practice good management. This article will help.
Cucurbit monosporascus root rot is a serious disease of melons, and to a lesser extent other cucurbit crops. The pathogen can live in soil for a number of years, making treatment difficult. The following article discusses how to manage the disease.
Edible cucurbits with fusarium rot show as lesions on the rind but develop to affect the interior flesh of the food. It often goes unnoticed and is only apparent once the fruit is cut open. Knowing the early signs of the disease can save your harvest. This article will help.
Cucurbits with angular leaf spot may give you a smaller harvest. This bacterial infection affects cucumbers, zucchini, and melons, and causes angular lesions on leaves and thrives in warm, humid conditions. Learn how to control the problem here.
What is coral spot fungus? This damaging fungal infection attacks woody plants and causes the branches to die back. Here?s what you need to know about the disease, what you can do to prevent it, and how to spot it on your trees and shrubs. Click here to learn more.
Cucurbit powdery mildew is a fungal infection with a couple of culprits. It affects any type of cucurbit, but is less common in melons and cucumbers. The characteristic white, powdery mold is pretty easy to spot, but management requires several steps. Learn more here.
If your favorite cole crops, like broccoli and cabbage, come down with a case of downy mildew, you may lose your harvest, or at least see it greatly reduced. Downy mildew is a fungal infection, but there are steps you can take to prevent and treat it. Learn more here.
Soft rot is a problem that can affect cole crops both in the garden and after harvest. The center of the head of the plant becomes soft and mushy and often gives off a bad smell. Learn more about recognizing and managing soft rot of cole vegetables in this article.
Tobacco ringspot virus can be a devastating disease, causing serious damage to crop plants. There is no method for treating tobacco ringspot, but you can manage it, prevent it, and avoid having it in your garden. Learn more in this article.
Fusarium yellows of cole crops is an important disease which can cause huge economic loss in commercial settings. It causes wilting and often plant death. Control of cole crop fusarium yellows can help prevent its spread. Learn more in this article.
Everyone knows the old adage: April showers bring May flowers. Unfortunately, one disease that thrives in the warmth of midsummer that follows wet spring weather is alternaria leaf spot on cucurbits. Click here for information on leaf blight of cucurbits.
Cucurbit downy mildew can destroy your tasty crop of cucumbers, watermelon, squash, and pumpkins. If you know what to look for, catch it early, and take steps to manage the disease, you may save at least some of your harvest. This article can help get you started.
Black rot on cole crops is a serious disease that can decimate an entire crop. How then can cole crop black rot be controlled? Click this article to find out how to identify the symptoms of cole vegetable black rot and how to manage black rot of cole crops.
Internal tipburn of cole crops affects such foods as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Learn the signs of internal tipburn so you can save your cole crops from this potentially damaging condition. This article will help.
Alternaria leaf spot in cole crops is a fungal disease that wreaks havoc in cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. However, symptoms and treatment of this hard-to-control disease are similar. Learn more here.
Fusarium is a fungal disease that afflicts cucurbits. Several diseases are the result of this fungus, each crop specific. The following article contains information on recognizing fusarium symptoms in cucurbits and managing fusarium wilt in cucurbit crops.
Even experienced gardeners can get a disease or pathogen in the garden that they can't identify or treat. White mold is one of those sneaky fungal diseases that can strike quietly and take over a planting bed without any notice. Learn more in this article.
As gardeners, we can choose to spend a fortune on different chemicals that can have residual effects or we can use a natural based product that has been used by growers and breeders for hundreds of years. Learn about using lime sulfur in gardens here.
One of the more common diseases of lima beans is called pod blight of lima beans. Pod blight in lima bean plants can cause serious losses in yield. What causes this lima bean disease and what methods of control are there for lime bean blight?
Algal leaf spot disease spores, which are spread by rain, create a big problem for more than 200 plant species, especially plants growing in warm, humid climates. Learn more about this disease and how to treat it in this article.
Cedar hawthorn rust is a serious disease of hawthorn and juniper trees. There is no cure for the disease, but you can prevent its spread. Find out how to control cedar hawthorn rust in this article. Click here to learn more.
Armillaria root rot symptoms can by sly, starting out slowly with slowed growth and culminating with wood rot and mortality. Recognizing the disease and implementing a process of Armillaria root rot control can slow the disease. More information can be found here.
Also known as leaf and stem blight, volutella blight is a destructive disease that affects pachysandra plants and boxwood shrubs. Early diagnosis and vigilant plant care are the keys to volutella blight control. This article will help.
Have you ever seen a tree, such as spruce, with healthy looking needles at the tips of the branches, but no needles at all as you look further down the branch? This is caused by needle cast disease. Find out more in this article.
What is phytoplasma disease? Well, first you need to understand the phytoplasma life cycle and how they are spread. New studies indicate that phytoplasma effects on plants can mimic damage shown by psyllid insects or leaf roll virus. Learn more here.
What is cytospora canker? It is a destructive disease caused by the fungus Leucostoma kunzei that disfigures and can even kill vulnerable trees. Get more information about symptoms of cytospora canker and treatment in this article.
Diagnosing plant ailments is crucial to plant management and health. Cenagium canker of trees is one of the more insidious diseases. What is Cenagium canker? Click this article for tips on recognizing, treating and managing sooty bark canker.
If your raspberry bush buds die, the side shoots wilt and the canes fail, cane blight is probably the culprit. What is cane blight? Find out in this article and get information about plants affected by cane blight and cane blight control.
Choanenphora wet rot control is essential for those of us who love to grow squash, cucumbers and other cucurbits. You may not know the disease as Choaenephora, but you probably know what blossom end rot is. Learn more here.
Fusarium crown rot disease is a serious problem that can affect a wide range of plant species, both annual and perennial alike, rotting the roots and crowns. While there is no chemical treatment, this article can provide information on what to look for.
What is clubroot? This difficult disease is caused by a soilborne fungus that affects cruciferous vegetables. Learn more about the symptoms and control of clubroot disease in this article. Click here for more information.
Cercospora fruit spot is a common disease of citrus fruits but it also affects many other crops. What is cercospora? The disease is fungal and survives on any affected fruit in soil from the previous season. Read on to learn more.
Cotton root rot in plants is a devastating fungal disease. What is cotton root rot? This voracious fungus is one of the most destructive diseases of cotton and over 2,000 other plants. Read this article to learn more about it.
Bugs, bacterial, fungi and viruses plague your garden year after year. It?s a battleground and sometimes you?re not really sure who is winning. There?s one more monster looking to destroy your plants: the viroid. Read here to learn more about this viroids.
When black spores appear on your lawn or garden plants, it?s understandably frustrating. Try not to panic, we?ve got lots of information about treating black smut fungus, a common cause of black spores on turfgrass, small grains and ornamentals. Click here.
There are a lot of things that can happen to your plants between the moment they emerge from their seeds until they fruit or bloom, wilt and die. Of all the things that can go wrong, INSV may be one of the most challenging. Find out more about this disease here.
You can tell a lot about your plant's health from its leaves. When plants develop brown leaves in the middle, problems are afoot. Learn more about the causes and treatment for browning leaves in this article.
Identifying and treating angular leaf spot is important for the well-being of your plants. Read this article to find out more about this disease and how it can be treated. Click here for more information.
When you notice a sad little plant, wilted and covered in dark spots, you may be seeing the effects of botryosphaeria canker. Learn how to recognize and treat botryosphaeria canker on plants in this article.
Alternaria leaf spot in the garden is a real problem for growers, causing plaque-like spots on leaves and fruits. Treating alternaria can be difficult, so this article will show you how to treat this gardener?s nightmare.
Leaves that curl, wilt, discolor and die may mean that a plant is suffering from verticillium wilt. Read here to find out how to distinguish verticillium wilt from other plant diseases and what to do about it.
If you?ve noticed an outbreak of leaf mottling along with blistering or leaf curl in the garden, then you may have plants affected by TMV. Read here to find out how to treat tobacco mosaic virus once it?s found.
There is a fungus among us and its name is Fusarium. Fusarium fungus can survive indefinitely, affecting any crop or plant that is contaminated by the soil. Find out how to protect and treat your plants in this article.
Many ornamental and edible plants display dark, necrotic looking spots on their leaves. This is a symptom of bacterial leaf spot disease. Learn more about bacterial leaf spot and its control in this article.
Aster yellows can affect a myriad of plants and is often quite detrimental to them as well. Read this article to learn more about this problem and how to control aster yellows on flowers and other plants in the garden.
Before you decide to start crown gall treatment, consider the value of the plant you are treating. To eliminate the bacteria and prevent the spread, it?s best to remove and destroy diseased plants. Learn more here.
You may know it as leaf, shoot or twig blight. Combating anthracnose can be a frustrating process so knowing more about what plants get anthracnose and how to prevent it is helpful. Get that info here in this article.
If you?ve noticed frothy-like foam seeping from your tree, then it has likely been affected by alcoholic flux. While there is no real treatment, preventing alcoholic flux may help. Read here to learn more.
Also called Staghead or white blister, white rust disease affects cruciferous plants. Learn more about this fungal disease and how to treat it in the following article. Click here for more information.
Fire blight is oftentimes influenced by seasonal weather and generally attacks the plant's blossoms, gradually moving to the twigs, and then the branches. Learn more about fire blight remedies in this article.
If your plant has started to look like it has been spending time sitting next to a fire and is now covered in a black soot, chances are your plant is suffering from sooty mold. This article has tips on fixing this issue.
Sometimes if a plant is overwatered, it just does not seem to recover afterwards. Chances are, your plant is suffering from root rot. Get tips and information for treating root rot in houseplants in this article.