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Prevent Common Plant and Flower diseases | Flowering Garden Guide

Prevent Common Plant and Flower diseases

By Felix on January 16th, 2009

Gardening is a wonderful, relaxing hobby for many people, and it continues to top surveys of favorite leisure activities. Most of the time a garden provides a soothing, relaxing environment, and healthy, attractive plants.  But as you know,  flowers and plants are prone to a number of diseases and pest infestations.

skullSimply paying attention to the condition of the plants in your garden may be the best way to keep disease outbreaks at a minimum.  Every garden is different,. You will develop a feel for what is normal, and when you should interfere. That will make it much easier to spot outbreaks of deseases before they spread throughout the garden.

In addition, simply keeping the plants in top condition is a great way to prevent disease.  Just as healthier people are better able to fight off infection, so too are healthier plants.  The better the overall condition of your plants, the better their immune system will be able to fight off disease.

It is important to be on the lookout for the first signs of problems so that they can be treated promptly.  Commen symptoms like blackor white spots, holes in the leaves and wounded stems can be signs of of a desease.  If you notice any of these conditions, it is important to diagnose and treat the affected plants as quickly as possible.  This is because an outbreak of disease, or a pest infestation, can quickly spread throughout the garden.

Many of the most common diseases of flowers and plants are fungal diseases, and these diseases are best treated with a high quality synthetic fungicide.  There are a great many fungicides on the market, and we are providing a list of some of the most popular and well known fungicides.  If you are unsure of the nature of your plant disease, it is important to seek the help of the staff at your local garden center, or consult with a more experienced gardener.

It is important to note that the fungicide Chlorothalonil slowly dissipates with time, but the other fungicides on this list are systemic.  Their systemic nature means that once they are applied to the plant, they are absorbed into the foliage and the root system.  A systemic fungicide works to prevent and cure infection from within the plant itself.  Because of this property, it is important never to use a systemic fungicide on plants intended for food.

Some of the most commonly used fungicides are:

  • Chlorothalonil (Daconil) – Chlorothalonil is a multipurpose fungicide with is used to prevent and treat common fungal diseases which affect lawns, fruits, vegetables as well as many ornamental and flowering plants.
  • Triadiemefon (Bayleton) – Triadiemefon is a systemic fungicide which is usually used to prevent and treat powdery mildew and rust.  It is also effective against some lawn diseases.
  • Theiophanate-methyl – Thelophanate-methyl is a systemic fungicide that is effective in treating many common plant diseases, including powdery mildew and black spot.
  • Triforine (Funginex) – Triforine is a systemic fungicide used to treat and prevent common fungal diseases such as rust, black spot and powdery mildew.  It has also proven effective against some other diseases of both flowering and non-flowering plants.

When working with any chemical, including systemic and non-systemic fungicides, it is vital to follow the direction carefully and to use the minimum effective amount.  Pay particular attention to any warnings on the label, and dispose of any unused product carefully.  It is important to wear protective clothing, such as a breathing mask, goggles and gloves for protection while applying any fungicide.

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