posted on July 23, 2008 14:00
Janna L. Beckerman
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Disease control on ornamentals is a significant problem for the homeowner, nursery and greenhouse grower, and the landscape professional. By definition, these plants are to be “ornamental,” however, diseases often mar the beauty of these plants, and growers are often puzzled by the many different chemicals, and how to use them.
To address this use, we published a new brief in the Disease Management Strategies Series titled, “Using Organic Fungicides.” This brief is available online at: http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-69-W.pdf. This publication offers strategies for properly using organic fungicides and describes a number of organic fungicides growers can use to prevent plant diseases.