Worried about your plants getting fungus? Sick of having to water the plants every day because they’re dying? Don’t worry, we’ve got a solution for you! Read on to find out how to prevent plant fungus.
Most people are willing to spend large amounts of money to beautify our gardens and make our homes look good. However, we ignore the very important aspect of pruning the plants as and when required, resulting in all the money invested in the garden beautification going down the drain.
What Causes Fungus in Plants?
Fungus in plants is one of the most common problems that plant growers face. If you are planting, you should know what causes fungus to grow in plants so that you can prevent it.
Fungus is caused by fungal spores of various species entering the plant through wounds or high humidity. It can also be caused by soil contamination when fungus spores land on the roots. It may also be caused by overwatering when fungi are present in the soil or when too much nitrogen fertilizer is used on turfgrasses.
What Are the Types of Fungus Infection
Fungal infections are one of the most common diseases caused by fungi. There are different types of these fungus infections.
Types of fungal infection:
- Onychomycosis is a type of fungal infection that can cause black, white or yellow patches on the nails.
- Candidiasis is a type of fungal infection that causes a rash on the skin and in some cases, it may be difficult to distinguish between a yeast and fungus infection because they both look similar.
- Pseudofolliculitis barbae is another type of fungal infection that can cause small bumps with white dots around your beard area or around your armpits.
Methods of Prevent Plants Fungus
There are different methods of preventing plants from fungus.
Fungus Prevention Methods Include:
- Preventing the soil from being too wet and humid conditions, by using plain gravel for drainage, or planting in a raised bed that doesn’t allow any standing water or leaves to collect.
- Wearing gloves while handling the plant. This will prevent spores from getting onto your hands and contaminating your surroundings.
- Drying out the soil by removing the extra water through a screen or aerator before it can get to plant roots, or using a tray underneath the pot with holes in it so air can circulate and dry out the soil during warmer days.
Best Practices for Treating & Preventing Plant Fungus
Plant fungus is a plant disease that affects the leaves and roots of plants. It can lead to premature plant death and yield loss. Fungus is caused by a variety of factors like environmental conditions, plant age, and management practices.
The following are the best practices for treating and preventing plant fungus:
The application of fungicides helps prevent the disease from spreading. Fungicide application should be timed to coincide with spore release at specific times during the growing season.
Cleaning crops by removing accumulated debris and checking for disease symptoms help prevent the spread of fungus among plants.
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