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Plant Disease Hurting Crops This Summer

(Jefferson County) After a wet spring, crops in southeast Missouri this summer are more susceptible to plant disease. Debi Kelly is a horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Extension in Jefferson County. She tells us what kind of things can lead to these diseases.

Kelly says environmental factors play a huge role in whether plant disease will affect your greenery.

To prevent plant disease, follow good sanitation practices, fertilize, rotate crops, and water your plants in the morning.

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