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or club root  (clŭb′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
A disease of cabbage and related plants, caused by a parasitic protist (Plasmodiophora brassicae) and characterized by knobby or club-shaped swellings on the roots and wilting, yellowing, and stunted growth of aboveground parts.


(Plant Pathology) a disease of cabbages and related plants, caused by the fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, in which the roots become thickened and distorted


(ˈklʌbˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

a disease of plants of the cabbage family characterized by swollen roots, caused by a slime mold, Plasmodiophora brassicae.
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Clubroot can infect whenever the soil is moist and warm.
Key track: In the Twilight For fans of: Clubroot, ID3 THE PROTOTYPES Another duo, The Prototypes share their name with a UK indie rock band most known for having a track on FIFA.
Methods to control and eradicate clubroot in Saskatchewan canola.
She knows she's taking a risk but Gordon seems engrossed in his latest subject, clubroot solutions for brassicas.
Clubroot clobbering my spring cabbage WILL 9 clubroot re-infect the spring cabbages that I'm about to plant?
But the really special thing about this one is that it is resistant to the dreaded clubroot infection.
Mustard oils in crucifers and their relation to resistance to clubroot.
6 million of government funding will support the Clubroot Risk Mitigation Project, which seeks to identify best management practices and breed clubroot-resistant canola varieties.
Researchers tested the most common diseases including potato blight (which also affects tomatoes), clubroot, rust, powdery and downy mildew.
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.
Mapping of two genes for resistance to clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicas) in a population of doubled haploid lines of brassica oleracea by means of RFLP and AFLP markers.
These really are very tasty, and handy if you've grown cabbages in the same place for years and have a problem with clubroot.