New Publication to Help Homeowners With Plant Diseases

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tomato diseaseNot only is this the time for plants growing with lush leaves and beautiful blooms popping, it is also a time for pests and diseases, unfortunately. The first tip to preventing disease and pest problems is to properly select the plant and put it in the right place. To put it simply, Right plant, Right place. The next step is to promote plant health by providing for its needs like water and nutrition. The next is to look for plants with disease resistance.

In some cases, disease problems will still occur. Inga Meadows, Extension Associate, NC State University, and Ella Reeves, Research Assistant, NC State University, have authored a publication for homeowners detailing common diseases and their management. They have listed organic options as well as conventional. Please keep Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products handy so you will be prepared to combat those pesky disease problems in your garden and landscape. As always, please call our office at 828-652-8104 if you have any questions. Happy gardening!