Root Rot Types


 

Root rots are soil-based pathogens that infect plants through their root systems.

They fall into basically three types;

Pythium Root Rot:


This type of rot invades the root tips, causing black rot to develop.


Symptoms:


It blackens the bulbs, drains the water and hardens the root.

Plants stop growing and eventually die.


Control:


Avoid overwatering, grow in well-drained soil and practice good garden hygene with prompt removal of affected plants.


 

Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot:


This type attacks the root tips and stems, forming brown rot.


Symptoms:


These act in a similar manner to phythium, and also manifests itself in the stems.


Control:


Avoid overwatering, grow in well-drained soil and practice good garden hygene with prompt removal of affected plants.

 


 


Verticillium Wilt:

This type clogs the water-gathering tissues.


Symptoms:


Limp appearance and accelerated wilting.


Control:


Avoid planting in previously affected areas and fumigate the soil.


 
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