Take-all Root Rot

Raghuwinder Singh  |  7/15/2016 9:41:48 PM

Take-all root rot is caused by the soilborne fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (Ggg), which frequently is found in association with turfgrass roots without causing significant disease. As the name implies, this disease of the roots can be quite destructive. Aboveground symptoms generally are not visible until the root system has already been severely compromised. The appearance of these symptoms generally coincides with periods of several abiotic stresses, especially heat and drought stress.



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