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Organic Disease Control

It is possible to control disease problems without synthetic chemical. Prevention is key, as is using the least invasive control measure available. This page will offer solutions for a variety of common garden diseases.

Water Your Seedlings with Chamomile Tea to Prevent Damping Off
Chamomile tea is an effective tool if you've had problems with seedlings dying due to damping off. Here is a recipe along with instructions for how often to apply the tea.

Spotty Tomato Leaves
How to diagnose your tomatoes to determine whether spots on the foliage are a result of early blight, late blight, or Septoria. This article includes a chart and photos.

Control Powdery Mildew with This Homemade Spray
Here is a simple recipe for a spray to help combat powdery mildew.

Identifying and Controlling Verticillium Wilt
Verticillium wilt is a common disease that affects tomato plants. Here's how to identify it, as well as how to prevent it in the first place.

Identifying and Controlling Blossom End Rot
Blossom end rot is a condition that most commonly affects tomatoes, but can also affect eggplants, peppers, squashes, and melons. Here's what you need to know about blossom end rot and how to prevent it.

Preventing and Controlling Black Spot
Black spot is a disease that plagues many rose growers. Learning about the conditions that encourage this fungal disease, as well as ways to prevent it from spreading, will help you keep your roses looking great.

Preventing and Controlling Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew is the bane of lilac growers and phlox lovers everywhere. Early detection and action is the key to organically ridding your garden of this annoying fungal disease.

Baking Soda Recipe for Controlling Powdery Mildew
Baking soda is a proven ally in the battle against powdery mildew. This recipe for a homemade baking soda spray comes from About.com Gardening guide Marie Iannotti.

Corn Smut
Corn Smut is a fungus that attacks many popular varieties of corn. This article helps you identify, treat, and prevent it.

Prevent Tomato Diseases
This article outlines simple, organic ways to prevent common tomato diseases.

Prevent Plant Diseases with Good Gardening Practices
Keeping plant diseases at bay is mostly related to good gardening practices. This article provides tips and advice for things you can do to discourage diseases in your garden.

Identifying and Controlling Dog Vomit Fungus
If you've noticed an unsightly fungus growing in your mulch or raised beds, here's what it is and how to deal with it.

Spotty Tree Leaves: Is it Anthracnose?
If you're seeing spots on the leaves of your shade trees, anthracnose could be to blame. Here's how to tell if anthracnose is the cause, and how to treat it.

Downy Mildew on Impatiens: Organic Prevention and Control
Downy mildew on impatiens is becoming more of a problem for home gardeners. Here's how to identify downy mildew on your impatiens, and how to prevent and controt it organically.

How to Prevent Soilborne Diseases in Your Garden
Here are tips for preventing soilborne diseases in your organic garden.

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