neck rot

neck rot

[′nek ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of onions caused by species of Botrytis and characterized by rotting of the leaves just above the bulb.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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