Armillaria root rot

Armillaria root rot

[‚är·mə¦lar·ē·ə ′rüt ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of forest and orchard trees initiated by invasion of the root system, then of the lower trunk, by Armillaria mellea. Also known as bark-splitting disease.
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We're trying to solve the puzzle of how to clobber Armillaria root rot, with its telltale mushrooms and perturbing ability to defy conventional soil-cleansing tactics.
3 BOOTLACE FUNGUS - at this time of year this fungus, known alternatively as honey fungus or Armillaria root rot, is showing itself as large clusters of honey-coloured toadstools, often around the bases of old tree stumps.
Just as important is the increasing awareness that new rootstocks are needed for a variety of sites with soil-borne pests and problems such as: root knot and nematode complexes; fanleaf degeneration; Armillaria root rot (oak root fungus); phytophthora; drought; and saline soils.
It may come as no surprise that the final player in the oak's demise is often a fungus, in this case Armillariella mellea, the cause of Armillaria root rot. Its omnipresence in the forest as mycelium, fruiting bodies, or spores ensures an eventual host.