Continuing from the previous post, in this one we are going to learn about other common types of plant diseases to help you identify one when you see one. As you see, there is a wide range of plant diseases and being able to recognize them is the first step to doing what you have to do with your plants.
Here some more plant diseases for you to observe as well.
Black Spot is a disease that commonly strikes roses. Black spot appears on the leaves, up to a half-inch across, forming yellow margins. If left unchecked, it can cause a rose bush to totally defoliate. After your rose bush is infected by black spot fungus, the markings will stay there until the marked leaves fall off. Black spot is usually wind-borne. It occurs during moist and humid conditions.
Leaf curl and blister
These fungal diseases cause curled leaves on many trees. There are many different types of these diseases. Peach leaf curl can occur on almonds and peaches. You may see that new leaves are pale and the midrib doesn’t grow along with the leaves, which causes them to curl and pucker as they grow. This results to damage in the fruits and worse, it could kill the tree.
Leaf blister can kill its tree. These blisters appear as yellow bumps on the upper surface of the leaves and gray depressions on the lower surface.
Club root are likely to occur in flowers and vegetables especially in the cabbage family. Plants infected by this fungus will typically wither during the day and become revived again at night. The older yellow leaves will drop off eventually. The roots are often swollen or distorted. This disease can cause plants to die and reduce yields.
Your plants wilt or wither when they don’t get enough water. Some fungi or bacteria cause permanent wilting, sometimes turning them into yellow, that is eventually followed by the death of the plant. Wilts are any number of diseases that distresses the vascular system of plants.
Control measures will highly depend on the proper identification of plant diseases. Make sure to isolate the plant of the disease-causing agent to avoid further damage.