Scab: which plants are most affected

Scab: which plants are most affected

Plants, like all living things, are prone to get sick. Adverse climatic conditions, diseases, viruses and parasites affect both fruit and ornamental ones. One of the most annoying and difficult to eradicate diseases is scab. It is a very widespread and contagious disease.

Scab - how to recognize it? 

pink scabOn the Italian territory, plants are often victims of fungal disease called scab. It mainly attacks the leaves of the plant. The diseased leaves appear with dark spots. The first alarm bell is the appearance of faded yellow spots near the black ones. The characteristic of this disease is precisely the alternation of yellow and black spots. We often tend not to give importance to this manifestation which, if neglected, in a short time, invades the whole plant. You can intervene promptly because the spots initially appear on the upper and visible part of the leaves. If it is neglected, the disease spreads on the branches and stems. When the diseased leaves fall, the disease continues to survive in the spores. If this happens, the plant and the soil must be cleaned, also eliminating the nearby leaves that show the first symptoms of the infection.

Punctuation of apple, pear, lemon and rose - what are the triggers of this disease? 

apple scabThe disease of the scab affects two varieties of plants: ornamental and fruit. However, the fungal factors affecting these plants are different. Ornamental plants, such as roses, are generally affected by the diplocarpon mushroom. While the lemon, apple, pear and other fruit plants can be attacked by the fungus venturia inaequalis. What favors the proliferation of scab? The disease develops in humid environments with poor air circulation. L'humidity it is therefore the triggering factor of fungal pathology. The periods at risk are autumn and spring when temperatures favor the proliferation of the fungus. The season that actually helps to contain the proliferation is summer and heat in general. In addition, it is ideal to place the plants in ventilated places.

Follow Doctor Bioges' cultivation techniques

scab of the rosePrevention is better than cure even in the case of plants. It is therefore necessary to put in place good prevention starting from cultivation techniques. In particular it is advisable to carry out the pruning of plants to favor transpiration and air recirculation. While theirrigation and planting, must be carried out in such a way as to avoid water stagnation and all humidity conditions favorable to the proliferation of scab. In reality it is also necessary to intervene using products that enhance the natural defenses of plants, discouraging the attack by this fungal pathology. It is about natural products 100% and which contribute to limiting the sensitivity of plants to the main adversities to a minimum.

Anti-scab solutions - How to bioactivate the plant after the attack - Choose Green

ascophyllum nodosum algaeThe products indicated to bioactivate the plant favoring a rapid overcoming of the problem are Even Green (resistance inducer) and Bioactivit (bioactivator based on algal extracts). In particular, Bioactivity it is a concentrate of bioactivating and antioxidant energy deriving not only from a pool of molecules of algal origin but also from amino acids and vitamins. These precious substances contribute to maintaining cellular turgor favoring a prompt recovery and the well-being of plants. Furthermore, this pool of natural substances, essential for plant nutrition, promote a more abundant and uniform flowering and fruiting. 

Follow Doctor Bioges strategy for a super restart!

foliar fertilizerThe Bioges strategy favors a greater resistance of the plant thanks to the activation of the endogenous defense mechanisms for a prompt recovery of the plant post attack. The products are therefore not phytosanitary. It is recommended to mix Bioactivit with Even Green, which is an innovative product with multiple properties, ideal for the care of plants in all stages of growth. The formulation, thanks to the high content of Sulfur and the precious molecules present, ensures a phyto-activating effect of the plant metabolism and a strengthening of the endogenous defense mechanisms. Therefore, in 1 liter of water prepare the following mixture: 5 ml of Even Green + 3 ml of Bioactivit, and shake well before applications. The mixture should be sprayed evenly on the canopy of the plant. Applications must take place every 7 days. Repeat the treatment only if necessary.

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