Fundamental Principles of Plant Pathology for Agricultural Producers (PPA-41)
All crops produced in Kentucky have the potential to become diseased under the right conditions. A plant is diseased when it is affected by some agent that interferes with its normal development. Plant pathology, the study of plant diseases, can be a very confusing subject for many. This publication, originally written in 1994, has been recently updated to present current basic concepts in plant pathology for growers. Topics include: Infections Organisms that Cause Diseases, The Disease Triangle, Managing Plant Diseases, Integrated Disease Management, and Sources of Information on Plant Diseases.
Fundamental Principles of Plant Pathology for Agricultural Producers (PPA-41) is available online.
For additional publications on plant diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Paul Vincelli, Extension Plant Pathologist