damping off


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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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05) in post emergence damping off in seedlings where Trichoderma isolates T2 and T21 gave the highest suppression (4.
This two-season open field experiment was conducted during the dry months of July-October 2004 (22-25 [degrees]C) and January-March 2005 (22-26 [degrees]C) at the University of Nairobi's Kabete farm to evaluate the effect of four cultural strategies (singly and in combination) commonly practiced by tomato farmers in Kenya on Rhizoctonia damping off of tomato.
tschonoskii, which showed density-dependent mortality, significantly more seedlings died from damping off at high seedling density than at low density (t test, P [less than] 0.
To reduce damping off problems, keep your seedlings close to the lights and take good care not to overwater.
At least between 44 and 69% of the seedlings in transects died because of damping off pathogens; control seedlings away from parental trees died for the same causes in a similar proportion (Table 1).
CINNAMON FOR DAMPING OFF THIS is another very simple treatment if you want to protect young seedlings from attack by fungal infections at their most vulnerable stage.
However, I lose a lot of seedlings with damping off.
SoilGard (Gliocladium virens), a product that inhibits fungal growth, emerged from research into ecological controls for damping off at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md.
Indoors the greenhouses are filling up with young seedlings, they are very vulnerable to damping off diseases and we will need to inspect them daily for any signs of fungus.
The greatest cause of failure with seedlings is damping off.
Plants that have huge blousy flowers that are prone to damping off should be avoided, however.
Prick them out into pots, touching only the leaves - any handling of the stems leads to instant damping off - and they should be planted out the following spring.