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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If you do bend them over, it weakens the neck by fracturing the plant and allows neck rot to set in.
The rains, however, led to a general downgrading in quality with skin staining and neck rot the main offenders.
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.