root rot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n root rot disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
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In literature:

We are the rot in the root!
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
These rootlets being in a bad condition rotted and affected the entire root.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
The Bedouin rots when he takes root.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
We are the rot at the root!
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
When air spaces are left among the roots they are liable to mould and rot.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
If the roots are mutilated then, they will probably rot.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
But he's always talking the same old rot about roots.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
Small pots are considered better than large ones, as the roots are not so likely to rot, from excess of moisture.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
They put up a few new sprouts last summer, but finally the roots rotted, and this fall I dug them up.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I think you will have more loss from sunscald and root rot than you will from blight.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Its roots are rapidly rotting out, and yet it still puts forth a few green leaves.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
A hole appears where the tap root has rotted away.
"Seed Dispersal" by William J. Beal
The spring sod, half rotted and loosened from the grass roots, furnished the best lodgment.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
On, on, running, stumbling, slipping upon the sodden earth, tripping over projecting roots and rotting stumps.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
I cannot say it will prevent root-rot.
"The Apple" by Various
He saw the tilted shape of a rotted tree-stump, its roots half washed away and exposing a narrow crevice between them.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The brush thus deprived of lungs, soon dies and the roots rot.
"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by C. P. Bailey
During the season of 1903 I lost several hundred roots by rot, caused by an excessive wet season and imperfect drainage.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Clary never lasts but one Summer, the Roots rot with the Frost.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
The foliage should be showered once a week, but care must be taken that the roots are not over-watered, as they rot easily.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome

In poetry:

Hate is a fear, and fear is rot
That cankers root and fruit alike,
Fight cleanly then, hate not, fear not,
Strike with no madness when you strike.
"Hate Not - Fear Not" by Robert Graves
I have business more strange
Than the shape of my boots,
And my interests range
From the sky, to the roots
Of this dung-hill you live in,
You half-rotted shoots
"The Foreigner" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Burris said the signs of decay included canopy die back and rotting at the tree's base and in its roots.
Texas growers have tool to control cotton root rot.
Pythium root rot, caused by over-watering and/or poor drainage is one of the most common causes of death of poinsettia .
Rhizoctonia root rot is a serious disease problem in several sugarbeet-growing regions, with the result sometimes being dramatic — and expensive — reductions in tonnage and quality.
Raising cotton without root rot infestations could mean additional 2 cents to 4 cents a pound.
Texas Department of Agriculture has been granted approval by the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a Section 18 exemption allowing the use of flutriafol (Topguard) for the control of cotton root rot in Texas.
Garden Q&A: Cotton root rot strikes.
Brown root rot has become widespread in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire and has been detected in Pennsylvania and Maine, according to Cornell University plant pathologists.
"If the alfalfa is yellow only in low areas, the problem can be phytophthora root rot," says Anderson.
When the right weather conditions present themselves, diseases such as sudden death syndrome, root rot, white mold and seedling blight can substantially decrease crop yields.
Typical symptoms of pythium root rot on cuttings (left) and wilting of large poinsettias caused by pythium root rot (right).
Vibrance delivers enhanced disease protection against Rhizoctonia root rot and other yield-robbing diseases like true loose smut in barley to protect roots and help ensure consistent yield performance.
This is when early root rots start to turn crown roots brown.
A completely rotted root system indicates Thielaviopsis root rot on pansy plugs.
Progressive wilting, yellowing, and dead lower leaves indicate Pythium root rot in Easter lily.