Plant Diseases & Solutions
Products for Controlling Disease on Garden Plants and Crops
Plant diseases caused by bacteria are not as prevalent as those caused by fungi, but can nonetheless be damaging. The damage caused by bacterial infection results primarily in the rotting of the plant tissue.
Fungi, along with bacteria, serve as the planet's decomposers by breaking down organic material and many form symbiotic relationships with plants (ARBICO Organics Root Maximizer); however, the parasitic relationship some fungi develop with plants (e.g. rusts, leaf spot, etc.) can damage the plants and it is important to have a proper fungicide to minimize those effects.
Viruses in plants are transmitted most often by sucking insects such as aphids and whiteflies. Infected plants typically become partially damaged and weakened; however, some viruses will kill the plant.