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.
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Some of the research projects currently underway at ACC include building capacity in northern and remote communities in Canada through sustainable greenhouse energy models, assessing and determining the most viable varieties of sweet potatoes for commercial production in Manitoba, and finding effective ways to combat botrytis neck rot in commercially grown onions.
Garlic may be susceptible to basal rot, white rot or botrytis rot (which is sometimes called "neck rot").
If you do bend them over, it weakens the neck by fracturing the plant and allows neck rot to set in.
Botrytis porri was identified as the cause of neck rot on garlic plants grown at Mesa de Caballo, Miranda Municipality of Merida State, Venezuela.
They are being attacked by Onion Neck Rot (Botrytis allii), a common disease.
Bulbs rotted by Botrytis neck rot, plate rot and bacterial decay during storage were weighed and the percent of rot calculated.