brown root rot

brown root rot

[¦brau̇n ′rüt ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of plants of the pea, cucumber, and potato families caused by Thielavia basicola and characterized by blackish discoloration and decay of the roots and stem base.
A disease of tobacco and other plants comparable to the fungus disease but believed to be caused by nematodes.
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In order to ensure public safety, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (August 29) removed an Old and Valuable Tree (OVT) at Luen Wan Street Sitting-out Area (SOA) in Mong Kok, which was infected with brown root rot (BRR) disease and posed a potential risk of collapse.
The tree, listed as LCSD CS/94 on the Register of Old & Valuable Trees, was found to have been infected with brown root rot disease in May.