tipburn

tipburn

[′tip‚bərn]
(plant pathology)
A disease of certain cultivated plants, such as potato and lettuce, characterized by browning of the leaf margins due to excessive loss of water.
References in periodicals archive ?
Unlike many viruses, TuYV does not cause very obvious symptoms in most brassicas (storage cabbage where it causes tipburn is the exception).
Effects of sale concentration and cation balance in soils on leaf tipburn and calcium content of blackberry leaves and fruit.
For lettuce, accurately controlling the daily light integral prevents the physiological disorder tipburn from making the crop unmarketable.