3 Tips For Preventing Root Rot

March 2014
Greenhouse Grower;Mar2014, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p54
The article offers suggestions for preventing root rots including pythium, phytophthora and rhizoctonia which attack young bedding plants in the spring. Topics discussed include taller pots drain better than shorter pots, as the pot increases in height, the ability of the substrate within it to hold water against the force of gravity decreases, and avoid nesting pre-filled flats and pots. Other topics discussed include rate of drying is due to evaporation through transpiration.


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