Vegetable Disease Recommendations for Home Gardens

First Paragraph:
Vegetable diseases can severely limit productivity of the garden. Some vegetable diseases can be serious problems every year, while others may rarely appear in the garden. Soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium, Phythium, Rhizoctonia and Phytophthora can survive in soils for many years, and once established can be very difficult to get rid of. Therefore, proper crop rotation is very important for controlling soil-borne diseases in the home garden. Other diseases, such as powdery mildews, are wind-borne (aerial) and can cause problems anywhere your garden is located. In both cases, whether the disease is soil- or wind-borne, good cultural practices and prevention are critically important for maintaining a healthy garden
Tags:
home gardens; vegetable disease; fungicide
Publication Number:
FS1124
Author(s):
Peter Nitzsche
Andy Wyenandt
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
3/23/2012
Number of pages:
4

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences