Pythium root rot

Pythium spp.

Pythium attacks juvenile tissues such as the root tip. After gaining entrance to the root the fungus may cause a rapid, black rot of the entire primary root and may even move up into the stem tissue. As the soil dries, new roots may be produced and the plant may recover or never show symptoms of disease. Under wet conditions brought about by poor soil drainage or excess irrigation, more and more roots are killed and the plant may wilt, stop growing, or even collapse and die. Bulbs of susceptible plants turn black, gradually desiccate, and form a hard mummy.

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