Content tagged "root rot"

What diseases are problematic when planting apple trees in heavy soils?

Apples Updated: August 28, 2011

Heavy soils are those that contain more clay particles relative to sand and silt components. The high clay content causes the soils to be less friable,...

Black Root Rot of Apple

Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

Black root rot, also called dead man's fingers or Xylaria root rot, is occasionally observed on mature apple and cherry trees. Although trees of all ages can...

How do I identify and manage Armillaria root rot, or shoestring rot, in apple?

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

Armillaria root rot, also known as shoestring root rot, is a soilborne disease that can affect several fruit crops, but it is most common in the eastern...

White Root Rot of Apple

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

White root rot, caused by the fungus Scytinostroma galactinum (formerly Corticium galactinum), has been known as a parasite of apple trees for many years and...

Armillaria Root Rot of Apple

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

Armillaria root rot, also known as shoestring root rot, is a soilborne disease that can affect several fruit crops. However, it is most common in the eastern...

Southern Blight in Apple Trees

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

Southern blight is a fungus disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii. The disease is a problem primarily in the Piedmont apple growing region in the southeastern...

What is causes asparagus spears and shoots to wilt and droop?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 28, 2008

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