Plant disease requires a pathogen susceptible host, and a favorable environment. All of the methods gardeners use to control diseases focus on one or more of these factors. While many commonly used disease control methods and sprays focus on the pathogen itself, that can be difficult when diseases are present in the soil. Gardeners can reduce the risk of these pathogens by addressing the environment and the plant susceptibility. This publication focuses on methods of disease suppression that are cultural and address the plant and growing environment. Nutrition, rotation, and compost application for soil-borne disease suppression are discussed.
Published by: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Date Published: 2004
Link to Resource: https://attra.ncat.org