With ever-increasing threats from pests and diseases, it's important for gardeners to be alert and try to prevent problems taking hold. Keeping your plants healthy by good cultivation and sanitation is the best way to prevent pest and disease problems
To keep your trees healthy and disease free
After you have identified the insect or disease buy the appropriate insecticide (chemical or organic) to treat the trees with; be careful to follow the instructions and you might want to start using a half doses first; if necessary you can increase the doses later on. If it is a disease you are dealing with, you need to assess if there is legislation regarding its treatment. Please seriously remember - disposing of a dead or infected tree means just one thing - BURN IT. A dead tree on the compost heap or taken away with ‘garden waste’ is still very infectious and can pass that disease on to other trees, not just your collection.
For detailed information on pesticides at present available and permitted by’ European law’ see article available from The Royal Horticultural Society at RHS website gardening Pesticides for gardeners a PDF document rhs.org.uk/advice/pdfs/pesticides-for-home-gardeners.pdf
Identifying Infestations - A Tree With Plant Problem Symptoms Is Easy To Spot
These will give clear indication of the existence of problems, now we must study how to prevent and control the pests, diseases, and physiological disorders that can cause the problems.
What is a Pest?
What is a Disease?
What is a Disorder?
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