brown rot


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brown rot

n.
Any of several plant diseases, especially a disease of peach, plum, and related plants caused by the fungus Monilinia fructicola, characterized by wilting of the flowers and rotting of the fruits.

brown rot

n
1. (Plant Pathology) a disease of apples, peaches, etc, caused by fungi of the genus Sclerotinia and characterized by yellowish-brown masses of spores on the plant surface
2. (Plant Pathology) decay of timber caused by the action of fungi on the cellulose
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Noun1.brown rot - any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
brown rot gummosis, gummosis - disease of citrus trees caused by the fungus Phytophthora citrophthora
ring disease, ring rot, tobacco wilt - disease of tomatoes and potatoes and tobacco etc caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas solanacearum
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Potatoes from Egypt have been destroyed after showing signs of the serious disease brown rot.
Weight losses tended to be higher with the brown rot fungus, regardless of wood substrate.
Left near or on the tree, these fruits, which are likely to be infected with brown rot fungus, will reduce next year's usable crop.
Check stored fruits for brown rot and remove - do not compost them
Two farms in Co Wexford have reported a brown rot on their crops and it is feared it could spread to other areas.
There are also reports of brown rot in the Netherlands.
Measures to protect the UK potato crop from brown rot will be extended for another year.
USDA-ARS scientists examined the microflora on the surface of plums to find potential biocontrol agents against brown rot.
He noted any land proved to have brown rot may not export potatoes for three years until it is proved that the area is free of the disease.
Besides soft rot, brown rot and white rot fungi are also involves in the degradation of cellulose.