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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.

KY Master Gardener Manual Chapter 6–Plant Diseases (PPA-46) and its Appendix (MG-ch6-Appendix) are available online. The complete KY Master Gardener Manual is also available online.

Figure 1. The Plant Diseases section of the Master Gardener Manual has been updated and expanded.

Figure 1. The Plant Diseases section of the Master Gardener Manual has been updated and expanded.

Figure 2. Large, colorful images illustrate the life cycles of selective organisms that represent different pathogen types. This page from the manual depicts signs and symptoms of powdery mildew.

Figure 2. Large, colorful images illustrate the life cycles of selective organisms that represent different pathogen types. This page from the chapter 6 of the manual depicts signs and symptoms of powdery mildew.

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

 

 

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