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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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are predominantly common soil fungi, present in almost all parts of the world as a colonizer of root surfaces or a weak invader of the root cortex of many plants and cause wilts and root rots (Cook, 1969; Armstrong, 1975).
Introduction: Root rots are a growing concern in edible legumes such as field peas/dry peas and dry beans in north central United States.
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.
In addition to bulb rots, root rots caused by soil borne fungi can affect lilies.
Some people place the container in a saucer to help hold water but this can cause root rots at the bottom of the container, particularly if the water sits in the saucer after watering or rain.
This gives a free draining mixture, stopping many of the root rots that occur on citrus.
The cultivar also withstands Pythium and Fusarium fungi, soil-dwelling microbes that can inflict costly root rots.
Root rots are more common when ceanothus get watered in the afternoon of a hot day.
However, diseases are a major threat to dry bean production and root rots rank among the most important diseases affecting bean production areas in North Dakota and adjoining Minnesota.
Root rots of beans in Latin America and Africa: Diagnosis, research methodologies, and management strategies.