Our gardeners are facing many plagues that are destroying our orchids. The most common among them are the fungal diseases that need to be addressed if not diagnosed properly can destroy the entire yard. Gardeners since long have been trying their best to develop the practices to fight the pestilences they have been suffering. The interaction of disease-causing microbes and the host plant has threatened the orchids and yards greatly and has enabled the man to introduce an extensive collection of procedures and steps to control a specific plant disease.
Following can be the main errors made while managing the fungal diseases in the yards.
01. Wrong identification of the pathogen:
The most disastrous error or mistake made by the gardeners or the lawn owners is that they are not able to identify the problem or if they are able to, they are not able to identify the pathogen causing the disease. So, the foremost and vital part is to identify the problem our lawn or garden has been facing. If the diagnosis is improper or error prone there is no solution possible. The consequences of the misdiagnosis are catastrophic. It sometimes leads to the destruction of the entire garden. So, if the gardeners want to reach a favorable outcome and to diagnose the microbe affecting the lawn, they need to read the conditions properly.
02. Difficulty in diagnosis of the developmental stage of the pathogen:
Gardeners cannot properly get to know the larval stage of the pest or pathogen. This error cannot lead them to proper control and prevention. They are not able to use the proper pesticide for that developmental stage. So instead of eradicating the pathogens they empower it. The nymphs and larvae are more difficult to identify than the rest of the developmental stages. Gardeners should have a keen observation of their yard and the microbes affecting it so that they can have a
03. Tardiness in recognition or diagnosis of the pest:
The intentional or unintentional delay in the identification of the pest or pathogen can also be calamitous for the host plant or crop. It is one of the main causes of mismanagement of the microorganism. This factor can lead to appalling conditions that cannot be reversed to normal again. Which is why the early diagnosis of the parasite is as important as its eradication.
04. Transboundary bug or virus:
One of the greatest causes of mismanagement of pathogens is not having a sound grip on the factors giving rise to transboundary pathogens. As the gardeners are not well aware of the “alien” pathogen they are not able to control the fungal disease caused to their plant. Such negligence and mishandling of the parasite leads to strengthening its predation on the host plant rather than weakening or exterminating it
05. Unable to act according to the Climatic change:
As the climate has favorable and unfavorable bearings on human beings so it has on the microbes. The climatic changes also play a vital role in acting as a favorable host to the pests so one should know the impact of climate on specific pathogens. Environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature, and the supply of food to the pathogens can have a strong impact on the life cycle of the pests and hence can be a big clue in eradicating this curse. Gardeners, sometimes, are totally ignorant of the influence of climatic changes on a specific pathogen. So, their unawareness causes them loss. Some climatic conditions are highly advantageous to the parasite and help it to grow more swiftly than in normal situations.
06. Use of inappropriate or low-quality insecticide:
Using substandard insecticides has long lasting repercussions for the yard. Such a practice is chronic. It should not be opted by the gardeners as it seems economical and cheap in the beginning. As the time passes this economical “tactic” begins to tell upon the shoulders. It is toxic both for the well-being of the lawn and the gardener showering it. So, is the case with using an inappropriate pesticide. This huge sip makes the pathogen more powerful than before. Thus it is unfavorable, both for the pocket and the yard.
07. To consider pesticides as no toxic:
Gardeners do not consider the bug juice or insecticide to be harmful or toxic which leads to the greater use of pesticides than needed. Such a situation not only harms the garden but has adverse effects on the surrounding environment.
08. To consider pesticide the only solution:
Gardeners do not consider the other domestic ways to control pathogens; rather they only depend on the toxic pesticides which are not only harmful for human beings but also for the atmosphere.
09. Overlooking protective equipment:
There are few legal requirements for procedures to use the pesticides. The gardeners being unaware of the protective equipment cause harm not to their own health but also to the crops and the living surroundings and the atmosphere. As a permissible requirement pesticide application needs mandatory training, with strict guidelines related to clothing, management, and handling etc. if these precautionary measures and procedures are ignored, they can lead to a terrible upshot.
10. Indecorous storage of pesticides:
Improper storage of the pesticides has the direct effects on its depletions and efficacy. The expiry date should also be considered and kept in mind. The packages should be stored according to the given directions. Their proper storage can lead to a proper consumption for the satisfactory result. So it should be considered the favorable temperature for the pesticide. Exposure to light and sunlight should also be considered for the consumption of the product to its best till the expiry date.
11. To dispose of packages incorrectly or reuse them for other uses:
After using the pesticides their packages are disposed of incorrectly which causes a great threat to the environment. It is not only hazardous to the atmosphere but also adversely influences human life and animals in the ecosystem. They are to be discarded properly as per directions on the carton or the provided circular or manual.
12. Lack of training and knowledge:
Gardeners do not have proper training on how to use a specific pesticide and what is the best time to use it. This maladministration and mishandling of the product or chemical leads to injury and harm instead of thrift.
13. Wrong frequency of use of pesticides:
The gardeners are not well aware of how often to use some sort of insecticide. They are wrong about the frequency of the use of specific pesticides and weed killers. Such mismanagement sometimes gives rise to negative output rather than being helpful and beneficial.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What is the best way to prevent fungal diseases?
A: The key to preventing fungal diseases is good sanitation practices. This means keeping your work area clean and sanitary, as well as taking care of your plants properly. Make sure to disinfect your tools and equipment regularly, and never use dirty water or soil on your plants. Fertilize your plants properly and never over-water or over-feed them. Plant disease-resistant varieties whenever possible, and rotate your crops to keep the soil healthy.
Q: What should I do if I find an infected plant?
A: If you find an infected plant in your garden, remove it immediately. Do not let the fungus spread to other plants in the area. Dispose of the plant in a trash can or burn it to kill the fungus. Sanitize your tools and equipment before using them on another plant.
Q: What is the best way to treat a fungal disease?
A: The best way to treat a fungal disease is to catch it early. If you see any signs of infection or damage, take action immediately. Contact your local Extension Office for advice on the best course of treatment. There are many different fungicides available on the market, so be sure to choose the right one for your needs.
James, the D.I.Y Expert, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University. Love writing blog posts and guides to help others learn how to garden!