Horticulture/Physical Removal of Plant Pathogens


One way of getting plant diseases under control is to simply remove the infected parts, in the hopes of preventing the spread of the infection to other parts of the plant.

Care must be taken to make sure pruning equipment is kept sterile, to avoid becoming a "vector" for the disease.

Disposal of these wastes depends on the particular pathogen involved.


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