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crown rot

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of plants, characterized by the rotting of the stem at ground level, caused by any of several fungi.
Origin of crown rot
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Excessive moisture trapped by fill can also cause root and crown rot.
  • Little walnut is highly susceptible to root or crown rot when periodically flooded.
  • Identification of chromosomes responsible for crown rot resistance in durum wheat.
  • Evaluation of ancestral soybean lines for resistance to rhizoctonia root and crown rot.
  • It is important to water plants properly to avoid crown rot.
  • These include barley yellow dwarf, root and crown rot, and take-all root rot.
  • crown rot, root rot, anthracnose and powdery mildew may be problems in areas with high humidity and rainfall.
  • Disease-free plants for management of strawberry anthracnose crown rot.
  • Decomposing organic matter can cause crown rot, while managing nutrition in a sterile environment can also be touchy.

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