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Pythium root dieback
Pythium spp.

  • Horizontal lesions (1/10 cm to 1 cm) may appear on the surface of the root
  • Carrot root is short stunted and may be forked or misshapen
  • Carrot top may yellow and wilt if root damage is severe
  • Common in heavy wet soils and organic soils
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