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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Disease Survey: Preliminary surveys were conducted during the chili growing season (September-October) in 2012 and 2013 to collect the infected samples of chili plants with Damping off. Soil from the rhizospherealong with infected plant samples was also collected.
This study intends to meet the challenge of research to define and implement a cost effective and sustainable non-chemical strategy for controlling Rhizoctonia damping off of tomato on smallholder vegetable farming in Kenya.
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] 0.05).
During rainy seasons, anthracnose, bacterial speck, damping off, powdery mildew, early and late tomato blight are common.
The Pre and Post-emergence damping off data was collected two weeks post transplantation.
SEED-STARTING MIX--Because young seedlings are prone to damping off diseases (see "Preventing Fungus Problems;' Page 42), you'll get better results if you start your seeds in a commercial seed-starting mix.
We assigned mortality to fungal infection ("damping off), herbivory, mechanical damage (i.e., litterfall or uprooting), or unknown causes.
QEvery spring I have problems with my seedlings damping off.
Good examples are the cadre of fungi that cause seedlings to rot off at the soil's surface, called "damping off." These fungi are usually present in compost, but when forced to compete with other microorganisms in open soil, they stick to a dead-plant diet.
If you sow the seed in old compost, or dirty pots as soon as the seeds germinate they fall like flies as they succumb to damping off diseases.