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Root disease profile: Phytophthora

Pathogens are always present in the greenhouse and are a continuous challenge for growers. The combination of plant material, moisture and certain environmental conditions can favour plant root diseases. In some cases, high fertilizer levels predispose plants to pathogenic fungi attack. This is especially true for plants with longer growth cycles, which remain in the greenhouse a long time.

Root diseases caused by Phytophthora can lead to considerable losses in crops, increased fungicide drench applications and reduced crop quality. It can attack a wide range of plants from herbaceous crops to woody ornamentals. The best way to keep it from infecting your crops is by preventing its entrance.

Read more at PRO-MIX (Troy Buechel)

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