pink rot


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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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However, too much nitrogen may foster diseases such as blackheart or pink rot.
While its efficacy has been demonstrated in numerous academic studies and through the recent experience of several years of time-limited, state emergency approvals, Purogene(R) is now fully approved to control the spread of late blight, soft rot, dry rot, silver scurf, ring rot, pink rot, black scurf and other tuber (potato) disease causing microorganisms in potato storage sheds.
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.