Plant Disease Management

Plant Disease management practice rely on anticipating occurence of disease:

  • Inoculation
  • Prepentration
  • Penetration
  • Infection
  • Dissemination
  • Overwintering

Requirements for disease:

  • Pathogen
  • Host
  • Environment
  • Time

Types of Plant Pathogens:

  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Biotic Organisms
  • Nematodes

Sources of Pathogens:

  • Plants in another location
  • Alternative Host
  • Insect Vectors
  • Infested seed
  • Live in soil absent of host


Make sure to identify what pathogen you are targeting!

-John Del Sordi

JD ORGANIC LANDSCAPE