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Managing Fungus Problems

As the weather gets cooler, plants sometimes develop fungal problems.

The best disease prevention for plants is proper care. The right irrigation schedule, a good fertilizer regime, and planting the right plant in the right place all reduce the chance of many diseases becoming a problem. Healthy and stress-free plants are more capable of thriving and surviving an infection.

But even with the best management, plants can have problems. And diseases can spread to other plants in a landscape, so it's important that you address diseases when they occur.

Contact your local Extension office for help diagnosing plant problems. If you do have a diseased plant, fungicides may be recommended for treatment. Be sure to follow all label instructions.

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