How To Eradicate Corn Smut

corn smut

Corn smut is something most homesteaders hate to see develop in their growing plot. Just about when big juicy ears of sweet corn are ready to harvest and be enjoyed is when the ugly knobby growths appear. Outbreaks of this type of corn disease usually happen when temperatures range from 80F to 92F (26C to … Read more

How to Eradicate Gray Mold in Your Garden

lemon with gray mold (Botrytis cinerea)

Gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) is a highly destructive and common disease that can affect nearly any plant. This type of mold is most prevalent among plants being cultivated in raised beds. Plant afflicted with gray mold are almost always damaged to the point of no return if the disease is not both spotted and treated … Read more

How To Eradicate Brown Rot In Your Garden

apricot covered in brown rot

Brown rot is a fungal disease that particularly affects peach, plum, apricot, cherry, nectarines, and other stone fruit trees. This type of fungal infestation becomes especially problematic during spring when wet and humid conditions abound. The brown rot fungus impacts not only the flowers on fruit trees, but their overall yield capacity. A robustly healthy … Read more

How To Eradicate Black Knot Disease

Black knot is an all too common fungal disease that afflicts fruit trees, and various types of ornamental trees – especially varieties of cherry and plum trees. The fungus causes black tumor-style growths, or black galls, to grow on not only the branches, but sometimes on the trunks of the tree as well. Some trees … Read more

How to Eradicate Bacterial Canker

bacterial canker

Bacterial canker is a fast-spreading garden fungal disease that causes crop yields to decrease substantially. Detecting the initial signs of bacterial canker early can help save your plants – and by extension the groceries you are attempting to grow. Stone fruit trees are especially susceptible to bacterial canker. Cherry, apricot, plum, peach trees, and even … Read more