Rhizoctonia root rot: Symptoms and how to control

Rhizoctonia is a soilborne fungus found naturally in outdoor soils from fields, landscapes, gardens, etc. It produces sclerotia, which are tough, brownish-black structures that allow it to survive in the soil or infected plant tissue for years.

With a wide host range, Rhizoctonia can cause a variety of diseases including stem rot, root rot, damping-off in seedlings and aerial blight of leaves.

It is often the cause of rot in cuttings, especially those under mist. The most common species that infects plants is Rhizoctonia solani. Although there are other species known to cause plant disease, not all species of Rhizoctonia are plant pathogens.

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