damping off

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a plant disease caused by a fungus

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Recent research work was conducted to map and locate the disease incidence, prevalence and mortality rate among the chili plants infected with damping off.
The pathogen Pythium was isolated from damping off affected cucumber plants collected from major cucumber growing areas of Coimbatore, Erode and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu.
Similarly disease symptoms from seedling wilt (damping off) to seedling rot, wilt and root rot were recorded.
"When reusing soils, there can be a problem with damping off and other organisms, such as salmonella," Geisel says.
It targets the most destructive species of nematodes plus the highly-damaging plant diseases Fusarium root rot, damping off, southern blight and Verticillium wilt.
In Kenya, Rhizoctonia damping off is a serious disease of tomato and other vegetables such as kales, beans, okra, egg plant and flowers with up to 30% yield loss.
Overcrowding leads to weak leggy seedlings and damping off, which spreads.
Use a good-quality, fine-textured, sterile soil-less mix for germinating indoor seeds, to avoid damping off.
This will strengthen the seedlings and help prevent damping off. Damping off is a fungus that can kill your seedlings almost overnight.
Damping off can be a problem when growing lily seedlings.
Muller]}, spring melting out [caused by Drechslera poae (Baudys) Shoem], seedling damping off (caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium spp.), and chinch bug (Blissus leucopterus hirtus Montandon).
Seedlings started indoors in pots are especially susceptible to a fungus disease called damping off, which causes young plants to suddenly wilt and die.
Use a fan to keep the air circulating in the greenhouse to prevent damping off and botrytis diseases.
For the other half, damping off was the most prevalent cause of mortality, followed by herbivory [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].