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Root rot complex
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Aphanomyces
cochlioides, and Phoma betae

  • Beet root may be soft and rotten
  • Beet roots may develop dark sunken lesions on surface of root
  • Leaves may appear first red colored, then yellow and wilted
  • Fluffy, white to grayish brown fungal growth may be present on rotted areas of the root
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