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damping off

a disease caused usually by the fungus Pythium in which young seedlings rot and fall over at ground level when in overcrowded, damp conditions.
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soil application of a granular formulation of Trichoderma harzianum on seed rot and damping-off of chickpea incited by Rhizoctonia solani, saprophytic growth of the pathogenand bioagent proliferation.
If seed has been sown so thickly that the developing seedlings' leaves form a closed canopy over the soil, position a fan so that its air current lightly agitates the leaves, so as to carry away excess moisture and thus control the spread of damping-off fungus.
Control by Brassica seed pomace combined with Pseudomonas boreopolis, of damping-off of watermelon caused by Pythium sp.
Enhancement of suppressive metabolites from Pseudomonas fluorescence against tomato damping-off pathogens.
Damping-off disease may be spread throughout infected containers.
Control of damping-off caused by Rhizoctoniasolani and Fusariumsolani using olive mill waste water and some of its indigenous bacterial strains.
The bacteria are members of the genus Pseudomonas and include 11 strains that stymie the growth of Pythium and Rhizoctonia fungi, which are responsible for damping-off and root-rot diseases of wheat and barley.
A Damping-off disease is a weak fungus which moves in the free water in compost.
10 If seedling collapse (known as damping-off disease) has proved to be a problem in the past, consider using a suitable copper-based fungicide with this first watering and again at the suggested intervals - it really works a treat.
Use chamomile tea for watering seedlings to prevent damping-off fungus.
One of these diseases, damping-off, can occur either pre- or post-emergence (Stuteville and Erwin, 1990), and host plant resistance to the two stages of damping-off is controlled by different genes (Anderson, 1982).