pink rot

pink rot

[′piŋk ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of potato tubers caused by Phytophtora erythroseptica and characterized by wet rot and pink color of the cut surfaces of the tuber upon exposure to air.
A rot disease of apples caused by the fungus Tricothecium roseum.
A watery soft rot of celery caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
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[13.] Benson JH, Geary B and JS Miller Phytophthora erytroseptica (Pink Rot) development in Russet Norkotah potato grown in buffered hydroponic solutions I.
The diseased rhizomes exhibited visual symptoms of white rot, pink rot and black rot.
However, too much nitrogen may foster diseases such as blackheart or pink rot. Before setting out plants, about two pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer could be dug into a 50-foot row.
The first stage of Joanna's research will concentrate on the Blackleg pathogen, quicldy followed by four other pathogens, fusarium spp (dry rot), pythium (watery rot), phytophthora erythroseptica (pink rot) and phoma foveta (gangrene).
At the Potato Council's Sutton Bridge experimental unit, storage specialist Adrian Cunnington said: "A lot of the problems appear to be secondary bacterial rots triggered by small amounts of blight, blackleg or pink rot in the tubers.