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Root rot symptoms and treatment

Phytophthora

Fungal diseases that cause decay and rotting of the roots and premature plant death – commonly due to overwatering and/or poor drainage.

Symptoms of Root rot

  • Decay and rotting of the roots
  • Premature plant death

Remedies for Root rot

  • Improve drainage
  • Treat with chlorethidiazole
  • Grow resistant varieties
  • Remove and destroy plants with root rot – it is normally fatal, although you may be able to propagate first.
  • Practice crop rotations

Root rot can affect:

Gardener Experiences with Root rot

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