All crops grown in Kentucky have the potential to become diseased under the right conditions. A plant is diseased when it is affected by some agent that interferes with its normal development. Plant pathology, the study of plant diseases, can be a very confusing subject for many. This publication presents current basic concepts in plant pathology for growers.Topics include: Infectious Organisms that Cause Diseases, The Disease Triangle, Managing Plant Diseases, Integrated Disease Management, and Sources of Information on Plant Diseases. This publication can be downloaded here.