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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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xx   PLANT

How to keep disease out of your garden. Tips on site selection, soil preparation and planting.
COUNTRYSIDE Feb 1983 (v.67#2) pg. 23

Tips on collecting plant samples to send for disease diagnosis.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.75#6) pg. 14

Low-spray apples. One orchardist's method for minimizing pesticide use.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 63

Tips on disinfecting pruning shears between cuts to prevent spreading disease.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 10

Troubleshooting plant problems. A systematic approach to identify pests and diseases.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 52

How to discourage damping off disease in seedlings.
FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 14
Added Info FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 4

How to use dishwashing soap to control powdery mildew on plants.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Tip on using a mixture of antibiotic hand soap and water to fight plant disease.
FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 10

Chlorosis and necrosis. Tip on distinguishing the difference between normal and abnormal color changes in plants.
FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 12

Powdery mildew. Preventive care keeps this plant disease at bay.
FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 60
Added Info FINE GARDENING #43 May-Jun 1995 pg. 6

An explanation of verticillium wilt, some plants that are susceptible and advice on how to respond when it appears in a yard.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 20

Chlorosis (when green turns to yellow) during the growing season, a sign of plant stress. How to determine the cause and correct the problem.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 72

What's eating your plants? How to examine plants for clues about pests, diseases and cultural problems. Advice on creating a healthy environment for plants.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 51

How to prevent or slow the spread of powdery mildew.
FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 73

Tip recommends using a shop-vac to defoliate plants that have infected leaves.
FINE GARDENING #68 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 8

Leaf tip burn, some of its causes and cures.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1986 (v.30#6) pg. 39

Soil solaraization. Use sun heat trapped by transparent polyethylene coverings to kill soil-borne plant diseases, nematodes and weeds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1987 (v.31#4) pg. 58

How to identify and remove sooty mold from a plant.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1987 (v.31#6) pg. 26

Tip: Sponge applicator for stamps can be used to apply alcohol to disinfect plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1988 (v.32#3) pg. 14

The merits of tobacco tea as an insecticide vs. the threat from spreading tobacco mosaic virus.
GARDEN GATE #16 Aug 1997 pg. 39

Companionship in the garden. How to deter pests and disease by companion planting.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1992 (v.4#3) pg. 44

Organic garden warfare. Non-chemical means of controlling insects, weeds and plant diseases. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #724 Aug 1988 (v.84) pg. 56

Doctor your plants. Some tips to help you diagnose and cure infestations and other houseplant problems.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 48

A description of tobacco mosaic virus, its spread and control.
KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 20

Bacterial wilt, its cause and prevention.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 18

Urine, a "safe", no-cost fruit and berry fungicide.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 40

Homemade compost prevents fungal disease in gardens.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #118 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 44

A look at phytoalexins, plant's natural weapons against disease organisms. Describes research under way to use phytoalexins as natural fungicides.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 132

Tip: How to control damping-off disease in potting soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 14

How to prevent fusarium-induced diseases in plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1985 (v.32#11) pg. 64

How to solarize the soil to reduce or eliminate most soilborne diseases, nematodes and viable weed seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 68

Suggestions for "curly top" virus control in the home garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 70

An in-depth look at gardening in the Deep South. First in a series about gardening in special geographic regions. Includes diagrams that show how to control weeds, soil diseases and nematodes using solarization. List of the best perennials for the South. Two-page chart of common southern insect pests and organic remedies for each. Chart of planting and harvest dates for nine combinations of vegetables that do well in the south using succession planting and multiple cropping in the home garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 38

The ultimate disease-resistant garden. How to select disease-resistant varieties of vegetables. A guide to plant diseases, symptoms and resistance abbreviations.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 32

The gardener's book of home remedies. How to make your own insect and disease controls.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1993 (v.40#5) pg. 72

Photographic guide to plant diseases and tips on the remedy.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1995 (v.42#5) pg. 28

Crown gall, a swelling on roots caused by a soil-dwelling microbe. How to identify it and keep it from spreading.
SUNSET Apr 1986 (v.176#4) pg. 256

How to use solarization to get rid of weed seeds and harmful organisms in the soil.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 152D

What to do when leaves turn yellow with iron chlorosis.
SUNSET Feb 1988 (v.180#2) pg. 190

Detecting and curing iron chlorosis in plants.
SUNSET Mar 1993 (v.190#3) pg. 88