Growing Celery

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15 Apr 17 Bob Bradley (New Zealand - temperate climate)
What diseases affect celery and what steps can one take to avoid attacks.
15 Apr 17 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Celery is susceptible to various fungal diseases which cause the stems to go brown and rot so keep the beds weeded to allow good air circulation. Fungal problems can also be caused by overhead watering and heavy rain. You can't control the rain but ensure celery is planted in an open, sunny spot with good airflow, Good soil and balance in your garden planting to provide food sources for beneficial insects such as ladybirds, hover fly and damsel flies will control aphids, etc that turn up. Any 'daisy' type flowers are good beneficial host plants

What diseases affect celery and what steps can one take to avoid attacks.

- Bob Bradley

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