Garden DiseasesPrevention Is The Key!
Disease control in the garden depends primarily on prevention. Start with disease-resistant plant varieties. In addition, take care of insect problems as soon as they occur. Most mosaics (viruses) and wilts infect through wounds caused by insects; in many cases, the insects carry the disease with them, infecting as they feed.
Fungus diseases such as blights, anthracnose and septoria leaf spot do not require a wound to enter; they are spread through the air or by splashing raindrops. Once disease is established, little can be done to control it.
Make all-natural Gardens Alive! products part of your prevention and treatment plans for plant diseases. Gardener’s Gold™ Compost Tea help build immunity to disease before it attacks the plant. Compost Tea provides a barrier of friendly pathogens to help ward off stress and disease bacteria and fungus so they don’t penetrate. Plant Guardian and our newly introduced Sulfur Guard™ Fungicide have proved very effective for controlling disease once it has already attacked your garden plants.