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Root Rot
Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium spp.

  • Leaves turn yellow and wilt
  • Plants are stunted
  • The base of the stem may turn brown and crack
  • Roots have brown sunken areas and lack root hairs
  • The outer root tissue may be easily removed leaving behind thin, stringy root cores.
  • Disease favors cool, wet soil with poor drainage
  • Lab test necessary to distinguish between Rhizoctonia and Pythium Root Rot
  • More information on Rhizoctonia root rot
  • More information on Pythium root rot

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