Peach Leaf Curl

Peach Leaf Curl

Peach leaf curl is a common disease caused by the fungus Taphrina deformans.  Besides peaches, susceptible plants include nectarines and almonds. The peach leaf curl fungus spends the winter in the bark and buds of its hosts.  It enters new buds as they begin to swell and open in the spring, spread by rain and … Continue reading Peach Leaf Curl

Fusarium Wilt

Fusarium Wilt

Fusarium wilt is a disease common to the southeastern United States.  It is caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum and affects numerous garden plants, including vegetables, small fruits, and flowers.  The most susceptible host species include: Tomatoes.Sweet potatoes.Cucumbers.Watermelons. The disease is spread through infected soil.  Once it is introduced, it is nearly impossible to get … Continue reading Fusarium Wilt