leaf rot

leaf rot

[′lēf ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
Any plant disease characterized by breakdown of leaf tissues; for example, caused by Pellicularia koleroga in coffee.
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The smell of rain and leaf rot, it's the best solution,
If rain continued for a few consecutive days under warm conditions, the lesions developed with light brown to olive-green borders, expanded rapidly to cover the entire leaf, and caused extensive blighting and leaf rot (Fig.
While polythene bags placed over pots or trays of cuttings are sometimes recommended to create a damp atmosphere, take great care to ensure that condensation drips don't fall on to the cuttings and set up fungal leaf rots.