Controlling Vegetable Diseases in the Home Garden

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:20 AM.

Now lest talk briefly about those plant diseases which can be controlled, providing they’re treated early enough.  These are foliar diseases, ailments like rust, mildews, and leaf spot.  When properly selected and correctly applied, fungicides are usually effective against such problems.  Consult your garden center or County Extension Office concerning which chemical to use for specific foliar disease infestations.

In summary, remember that the damager of both soilborn and foliar diseases can be greatly reduced in your start your vegetable garden with disease free, well drained soil, and use treated seeds and healthy transplants of resistant varieties.  If caught in time, foliar diseases usually respond to fungicidal treatment.  The good gardening practices I have mentioned are your only protection against soil borne ailments, because these must be prevented, rather than controlled.

For more information on Controlling Vegetable Diseases in the Home Garden contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our websitehttp://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu  or www.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.



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