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Dispose Your Diseased Plants Properly

One of the most frustration problems that gardeners face is plant disease. In many cases such as citrus greening, there is no cure, and the only treatment is removal of the infected tree. In sever cases when plant dies, the disease continue to live on leaves, twigs and other debris removed from the plants. A rainfall or wind can move the disease organisms such as bacteria, fungi and bacteria back into other plants or soil.

Disposal of Infected Trees and Plants

Burning

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Landfill

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Composting

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Advice for householders

  • Do not move infected materials to another place without covering them
  • Compost materials should be used on the same place
  • Diseased trees and shrubs must be bagged and tied closed to prevent the pests from spreading
  • Burning is the preferred option, where allowed under legislation on smoke control areas and
    subject to the potential risk of smoke nuisance