When it comes to traditional growing methods, soil borne pathogens are something in which all try to avoid, however that is in most cases easier than said than done. Here’s a brief outline of the different types of soil borne pathogens out there:
- Fungi is definitely the most common, and although the majority of plants are susceptible to certain types of fungi here are some of the problems that plants faced with fungi suffer from; root rot and decay, wilt diseases, damping-off diseases and last but not least death.
- Bacteria pathogens such as Erwinia, Rhizomonas, Streptomyces and more.
- Viruses are rare but plants do suffer from them and the results are not good. They can cause stunting of growth, yellowing and spotting of lower lettuce leaves.
- Nematodes AKA roundworms, these feed on roots and cause growing plants to in many cases die.
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