basal rot

basal rot

[′bā·səl ′rät]
(plant pathology)
Any rot that affects the basal parts of a plant, especially bulbs.
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cepae is a soil-borne fungal pathogen that causes basal rot disease of onion (Allium cepa L.
Basal rot may cause yellowing and dieback of leaves, and may manifest as a white fungal growth at the bulb's base.
Because metabolic processes are at a near-standstill in winter, plants cannot use excessive soil moisture whereas pathogens that function at lower temperatures can, thereby increasing the susceptibility of dormant plants to basal rot and other fungal infections.
The two most serious diseases of lilies caused by fungi are basal rot and botrytis blight.
Some bulbs also suffer from basal rot, a soilborne fungus, it spreads rapidly in warm, moist soil.
The shoot, crown, and root rot phase of anthracnose has been referred to as anthracnose basal rot (ABR) by Jackson and Herting (1985).
Or it could be basal rot against which there is no control.
Any other fungal diseases such as rotting, or fluffy pinky-white basal rot on daffodils is also a bad sign.
Other varieties that have caught my eye in the region are King Midas which is claimed to be the best yellow Daffodil and resistant to the dreaded black basal rot .