aspirin and plant disease
Although there are numerous scientific articles about the observed benefits of salicylic acid as an aid in helping plants fight diseases, my impression is that many dismiss these reports as "junk science". The following new University of Chicago published scientific research paper goes into the biochemistry concerning the WHY. I do not expect the general reader to understand the chemical details, but I hope that knowing that the article exists will encourage the reader to try aspirin treatments on their infected plants.
The following is from the journal description:
"The journal features a strong international editorial board and seeks rigorous peer review to publish novel insights that are of high impact to plant science."
Here is a link that might be useful: link for above