UGA Suggests Crop Rotation and Cultural Practices to Reduce Disease in Seasonal Color Beds

New information from the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences illustrates the importance of preventing disease in seasonal plants. In order to reduce the risk, it is important to understand how the plant itself, its environment, and the pathogen relate to each other. UGA suggests rotating crops, planting them in proper conditions, and maintaining cultural practices to avoid disease. In particular, “Applying crop rotation to seasonal landscape color beds will lead to lower disease incidence, lower replacement needs, lower pesticide applications and higher profit margins.” 

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