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.

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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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.
Swart and Tarekegn (2007) reported that Fusarium verticilloides causes damping off on kenaf in South Africa.
The Pre and Post-emergence damping off data was collected two weeks post transplantation.
When reusing soils, there can be a problem with damping off and other organisms, such as salmonella," Geisel says.
It targets the most destructive species of nematodes plus the highly-damaging plant diseases Fusarium root rot, damping off, southern blight and Verticillium wilt.
In Kenya, Rhizoctonia damping off is a serious disease of tomato and other vegetables such as kales, beans, okra, egg plant and flowers with up to 30% yield loss.
The researchers estimated that using sphagnum moss could prevent 80 to 90 percent of damping off problems.
Overcrowding leads to weak leggy seedlings and damping off, which spreads.
Use a good-quality, fine-textured, sterile soil-less mix for germinating indoor seeds, to avoid damping off.
Damping off is a fungus that can kill your seedlings almost overnight.