pink root


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pink root

n.
A disease of onions and related bulbous plants caused by a fungus (Pyrenochaeta terrestris) and resulting in stunted growth and shriveled pink roots.
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Pink root and several other soilborne diseases can cause onions to rot.
Control of pink root disease in onion using solarization and fumigation.
Prepare rhubarb by trimming off the leafy topsand the pale pink root slivers at the base of each stalk.