damping off


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damping off

n.
A disease of seedlings that is caused by fungi or oomycetes and results in wilting and death.
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damping off

n
(Plant Pathology) any of various diseases of plants, esp the collapse and death of seedlings caused by the parasitic fungus Pythium debaryanum and related fungi in conditions of excessive moisture
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Noun1.damping off - a plant disease caused by a fungus; diseased condition of seedlings in excessive moisture
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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Overwatering often leads to wastage, rise in pests and diseases such as damping off, which increase a farmer's cost of production.When buying drip lines, consider quality, durability and the flow rate of the water.
Similarly, Umar Farooq S/o Muhammad Aslam in the subject of South Asian Studies (Area of Specialization is Sociology) after approval of his thesis titled `China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Impact on Indo-Pak Relations', Muhammad Ali S/o Hashim Ali Khokher in the subject of Agricultural Sciences (Plant Pathology) after approval of his thesis entitled `Biological Control of Damping off (Pythium Debaryanum.
Among those pathogenic diseases damping off is one of the most significant disease that causes about 70% of plant death as pre or post emergence damping off.Damping-off is one of the most common agricultural disease in the glasshouse or nursery which affects sprouting seeds and young seedlings (Hulveyet al., 2010).In pre-emergence damping-off, the seeds wilt or deteriorate which result in a thin and sporadic germination.
In fact this soothing, cure-all tea, made from the daisy-like flowers, can also be used to keep cut flowers going if added to their water and is known to prevent seedlings damping off or rotting at the base.
The diseases include seedling blight, damping off and seedling rot.
Try to water from beneath to prevent damping off - a fungal disease they are prone to.
Chamomile tea makes a safe fungicide and can be used to prevent damping off disease of seedlings.
Among the soil-borne diseases, damping off caused by the genus Pythium is a common problem in fields and greenhouse grown crops which kills the seedlings.
The most common diseases caused by these pathogens are charcoal rot (damping off), dry root rot, wilt, leaf blight and ashy stem blight.
Swart and Tarekegn (2007) reported that Fusarium verticilloides causes damping off on kenaf in South Africa.
Seedlings will damp off (damping off is a fungal disease that can cause every plant in a seed tray or pot to collapse and die) if you sow too thickly.
Look out any pots and seed trays and give them a thorough wash to stop diseases such as "damping off" infecting young plants.