Most have heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Rainfall in April helps replenish plants as they enter into another growing season.
However, this precipitation also brings unwanted consequences to our landscapes: disease.
Fungal and bacterial diseases usually start popping up at the beginning of spring. For disease to occur, the following three components must be present: host, pathogen and environmental conditions that favor growth of the pathogen. With time, these factors lead to plant disease.