Rain has started increasing in many areas of the archipelago. Rain is a boon in itself for many growers and plant lovers.

But, like any good, overdoing and consuming is a harm, not a benefit.

When a large amount of rainwater fills the soil and plants, a number of problems arise that trouble the farmers and plant lovers.

Roots of plants submerged in water are always susceptible to damage and rot. Persistently wet leaves and twigs also open up the risk of developing bacteria and fungi that can harm plant growth and development.

Therefore, plant lovers should be more careful about giving birth and taking care of their green leaf pups during the monsoon season.

plant disease in rainy season

Here are some plant diseases that are migrated from Horticulture Cow How and commonly appear during the wet season:

1. Anthrax

Unsplash / Mary Solomon When plants are unwell, their leaves turn yellow and anthrax spreads quickly, usually during the monsoon season. Start at the lowest stem and work your way up to the tip of the leaf. The main symptom is round, elongated black spots that damage leaves and fruits.

This disease is found on many types of trees and shrubs. You can spray antifungal drugs to get rid of this disease. Also, if you are infected with a fungus, take stems and leaves that do not transmit the infection.

2. Powdery Mildew

Also known as powdery mildew, this disease is caused by a fungus that can attack many types of plants and is easily spread during heavy rains.

A distinctive feature of this disease is the growth of brownish-white, powdery spots on the transverse cut of the leaves of the plant.

Solar heat is the most effective way to kill this fungus. If there is less sunlight, you can use an antiseptic spray containing sulfur.

Also, if your plants are already affected by this disease, avoid using nitrogen fertilizers.

3. Try Apple

Apple scab is a common disease of plants of the Rosacea family and is caused by a fungus called Ascomycete venturia inaequalis.

This apple disease causes dark spots that attack the stem, leaves, and especially the flesh of the plant. Severe fungal infection causes premature fruit development.

4. Corrupt Flame

Fire rot is also known as fire blight. This disease, which attacks apple, pear and many other roses, spreads easily during the rainy season.

In very severe infestations, the disease can destroy entire apple and pear production fields.

Plant care in rainy season

You can be a little more careful to prevent plant diseases during the rainy season.

Unsplash / Markus Spiske Check the pot holes for smooth drainage. Pay attention to the drainage of the plants first. Make sure that the hole in the pot is not blocked so that rainwater does not freeze and the roots do not rot.

Then take fungus-infested branches and twigs, which are characterized by black, yellow, or rolling spots on the edges.

If you see a plant that appears to be infected with fungus, move it away from other plants immediately.

After cleaning the affected leaves and stems, first spray the plant with an antifungal spray and then return it to its original state.

For plants that cannot tolerate high water, move the pot to shaded ground with a roof.