Pythium Root Rot in Tobacco Greenhouses

TB08 - Tobacco Disease Note No. 8
W. A. Gutierrez and T. A. Melton


Symptoms on plants

Figure 5. Roots of seedlings infected with Pythium turn brown.
Figure 6.  In late stages of infection roots become slimy and fall off, leaving the plants with sparse roots.

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