Damping-off diseases

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David B. Langston, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Is this a Minor Pest?
Yes
Minor Pest Title

Damping-off on carrot (Phythium sp.)

Minor Pest Description

Damping-off diseases are caused by a complex of plant pathogens (disease inciting agents) including Alternaria spp., Fusarium spp., Pythium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani. These pathogenic fungi may cause rotting of seeds before emergence or death of seedlings after emergence. The most disposing factors are use of non-certified disease-free seeds and excessive watering of seed-beds or field plots.

Minor Pest What to do.
Minor Pest Position
4
Minor Pest Firstcontent
160
Pest Type
fungal
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Common names; Wilt, Damping-off, Seedling blight, Root rot, Rhizoctonia damping-off, Rhizoctonia
Host Plants
Carrot