There are many times, when vegetable gardeners face issues like blights, leaf spots, mildews and other fungi, which attack plants. All these issues can quickly damage plants. Such a damaged plant can become unproductive or even dead. Organic fungicides can help secure the plants from these problems.
When confronted with any of the above mentioned disease, many vegetable gardeners and landscape professionals like to use organic products as these products are more environmentally friendly. On the other hand, some gardeners say that they want to use a product that works for their garden, irrespective of its ecological impact. A number of organic fungicide products can satisfy the requirements of both the groups in one container by offering effective control along with minimum ecological impact. However, if we use any chemical (organic or otherwise) in an improper manner, this will result in poor control and will harm non-target organisms.
A major problem, which many vegetable gardeners are facing, is related to finding an organic solution to numerous fungi issues. A lot of fungicides are available in the market for helping gardeners fight against fungi. Before using any pesticide, a proper diagnosis of the problem is essential. Once you have accurately diagnosed the problem, your next step will be to identify the pesticide, which is best for the problem that you wish to manage. You must always remember to check the Organic Fungicide label for ensuring that the plant, which you wish to treat, is labeled and there are no contraindications.
It is advised to strictly follow the mentioned labeled instructions for any pesticide. Mostly, gardeners prefer to use pesticides at higher rates against what is specified on the label. The reason is, they hope that it will result in better control or more lasting effect. However, over applying a pesticide is dangerous not only for the plant, but also for the environment and the applicator. The application rates, which are mentioned on the label of a pesticide, are based on the amount required for controlling the fungi problems. If even after applying these pesticides the problem remain the same, then the reason can be the wrong selection of pesticide for the problem. Thus, it is recommended to thoroughly diagnose the problem and apply the chemical at the proper time and in an adequate amount.
Although, there are numerous organic fungicides available, but sulfur can prove extremely effective against powdery mildew, rusts, rose blackspot and other diseases. Sulfur helps to prevent fungal germinating; thus, it is better to apply it before the disease develops. Sulfur can be bought in various forms like dust, wettable powder or liquid.