Brown scars, brown bumps, rotten branches and stunted growth: if your plant exhibits one of these symptoms, it may be suffering from root rot.
Root rot is caused by diseases. However, there are so many diseases that it is difficult to find out who is harming your plant. But if you do nothing, the plants will wither.
Scanning Multiple DNA
With the help of multiple DNA scans, you can determine in a simple and reliable way which diseases are causing root rot. This technique helps in identifying diseases, in order to take appropriate measures, such as:
Good quality irrigation water (it should have a low percentage of salt, so do not use tap water. Instead use eg rain water).
Administration of Root Stimulants (BAC Organic Grow).
Proper drainage and drainage of water.
Removal of affected plants.
What diseases cause root rot?
There are 5 diseases that often cause root rot:
Fusarium solani: this disease damages the roots before it spreads to the end of the stalk. It develops more rapidly at temperatures between 20 and 30 ° C.
Rhizoctonia solani: plants affected by this type of disease turn yellow and eventually die. While the stalk is surrounded by it, the plants may fall off. This disease thrives at low temperatures (15 to 18 or 20 ° C)
Thielaviopsis basicola: if your plant is affected by this type of disease, the roots will turn brown, surrounded by damage and preferably brown leaf buds.
Pythium: this (secondary) disease only affects weak or young plants. It can be identified by releasing the cortex into the vascular groups. It grows particularly rapidly in humid environments and temperatures of 20 ° C. With that in mind, optimizing your water balance can significantly improve things. Also, make sure that the temperature in the plant pots is not too high.
How to avoid root rot?
As a familiar saying goes: better safe than sorry. Many types of root rot can be prevented through proper drainage. Therefore, it is important to test the soil and irrigation water. Make sure the water drains easily.
This way, diseases are harder to catch. Root rot can also be prevented by identifying mold growth at an early stage, through multiple DNA scans.