Plant Diseases – Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 6 (PPA-46)
The newly revised Plant Disease chapter in the Master Gardener Manual (Figure 1) focuses on those living organisms that cause disease: fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, phytoplasmas, and parasitic plants. The publication now contains large, color pictures (Figure 2) that depict disease life cycles. A separate appendix accompanies this document and serves as a valuable reference tool for common diseases and symptoms of woody ornamentals, bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, turfgrasses, and grains.
For additional publications on plant diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Kim Leonberger, Extension Associate and Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist