Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease which affects the roots of plants, causing decay and death. Fungi or bacteria are either the primary or the secondary cause of the disease. Unfavorable conditions of soil make plants more susceptible to it.
“I have root-rot on my Chaenomeles 'O Yashima' and was hoping to get some insight as to the treatment sooner rather than later.”
“Habitat fragmentation, Phytophthora root-rot, and alien species are all threats.”
“While large amounts of rain wouldn't necessarily affect this year's crop, it could be detrimental in the future if the trees would develop root-rot from excessive moisture, explained Mr. Mann.”
“My father commiserated with him on this, taking none of it personally, as if they spoke of a house with a cracking foundation or a field suddenly prone to root-rot.”
“Dorrin tries to drink in the herbs around him, but the nibbling whitish-red of root-rot in the brinn gnaws at him, disrupting his concentration.”
“The pecan has fungus root-rot and various wood rot fungi besides the leaf diseases.”
“The release of Steelmaster in 1954 saved the early strawberry industry from the devastating, root-rot disease called red stele.”
“The El Niño effect: Rhododendrons are susceptible to root-rot diseases during periods of excessive moisture.”
“One possible way to avoid such root-rot diseases is to keep soil well-drained and airy.”
“Dogwoods 'greatest threats are spot anthracnose and root-rot diseases, both of which are worse during cool, wet springs.”
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