root rot

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root rot

n.
Any of several plant diseases caused by oomycetes or fungi and characterized by rotting of the roots and often by yellowing or wilting of the leaves.
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Noun1.root rot - disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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Introduction: Root rots are a growing concern in edible legumes such as field peas/dry peas and dry beans in north central United States.
Some plants may have succumbed to root rots or stem blights.
Crop rotation prevents a build up of pests and diseases in the soil, such as clubroot in brassicas, eelworms in potatoes and tomatoes and root rots in peas and beans.
Crop rotation prevents a build-up of pests and diseases in the soil, such as clubroot in brassicas, eelworms in potatoes and tomatoes and root rots in peas and beans.
Crop rotation prevents a build(up of pests and diseases in the soil, such as clubroot in brassicas, eelworms in potatoes and tomatoes, and root rots in peas and beans.