root rot

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root rot

[′rüt ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
Any of various plant diseases characterized by decay of the roots.
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When conditions are ripe for root rot, you can have 20 to 30 percent yield losses," notes Miklas.
Telluric pathogens isolated from bean plants with collar and root rots in northwest Spain.
Suttons produces Buffalo, a beefsteak tomato great for slicing and resistant to greenback, certain root rots - and tobacco mosaic virus.
Root rots are more common when ceanothus get watered in the afternoon of a hot day.
His success is evident in the breeding he performed to make red clover plants resistant to root rots such as Fusarium and to foliar diseases such as anthracnose.