Fungal pests, along with insects, are the biggest threat to our garden plants. Fungi form a separate kingdom from animals or plants.
Fungi are similar to plant organisms without a differentiated system as in plants. They do not possess the capacity of photosynthesis, so they need to feed themselves by destroying organic matter in order to develop, either dead or alive.
Their vegetative apparatus is a thallus, unicellular in the simplest forms or organized in more or less complex structures, often formed by several cells nested in a linear form forming filaments, called mycelium.
Most plant diseases are produced by parasitic fungi, which can develop on the plant, called ectoparasites, or inside plant cells, called endoparasites.
There are a multitude of fungi that attack our plants, dividing themselves into different groups according to their type of reproduction, which is in many cases complex, the best known being those that form large structures, known as mushrooms.
However, the most dangerous for our plants are the small fungi such as Phytium, blight, rust or chancres.
In order to spread the diseases produced by the fungi parasites need a number of conditions, including that there are a sufficient number of receptive host plants, that the number of spores of the fungus are sufficient and most importantly, that the environmental conditions are favorable for the development of the fungus (high humidity and temperatures of 25 º C).
This occurs especially at this time, during the autumn due to the still high temperatures and high humidity, makes the development of many fungi, so do not neglect the plants, as any of your plants can be susceptible to attack by a fungus, especially after a day of wind or rain.
So treat your plants with anti-fungal products after one of these rainy or windy days to protect them and prevent fungi from attacking our plants.