Celery Diseases: Prevention and Contrast

Celery is one of those vegetables sometimes classified with aromatic plants, or in any case among the condiment species. Indeed, this plant is also very suitable for enriching salads and healthy finches, so it can be considered a vegetable like any other.

Growing celery is relatively simple : it is transplanted in the middle of spring, care must be taken to water it regularly, due to its high demand for water, it must be free of weeds, then it is harvested choosing to cut only the outer edges or any strain. However, we should not underestimate the prevention of possible diseases and pests, as this is also part of a good harvest.

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Celery can be affected by certain adversities common to Umbrelliferae or Apiaceae, their family, and other more specific ones. We have already dealt with harmful insects for this species, in this article we treat celery diseases in particular with advice also to its close relative, the celeriac, offering advice on how to prevent them and defend plants in a completely ecological way respecting organic farming.

Contents [Ocultar]

  • Growing celery to prevent disease

  • The main pathologies of celery

    • celery rocker

    • sclerotinia

    • septoria

    • Cercosporosis

    • Celery wet rot

    • celery virus

Growing celery to prevent disease

In organic farming, before thinking about the treatment of plant diseases and treatments with phytosanitary products, the objective must be avoiding problems through proper cultivation practice , leading to the creation of a healthy environment in which diseases do not spread. As a general rule, the following precautions apply.

  • Respect the correct planting density, indicative 35 x 35 cm, which allows good growth of seedlings and protects them from diseases.
  • Apply rotations. Even if the garden is small, it is important to keep track of the crops that have been rotated in the different spaces of the garden, to always diversify them, and not to put celery in the beds where other umbrella plants have been grown in the previous two or three years. This limits the likelihood of diseases common to the family.

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