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  • What causes seedlings to wilt and die?

    Created by Chandra oza on

    My seedlings seem to stop growing, and the roots have some kind of fungus that crimps the stems.

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    Eric Vinje

    Chandra –

    Several fungi can cause decay of seeds and seedlings. However, I feel that the culprit is most likely damping off disease. This soil borne fungal problem affects seeds and new seedlings and is characterized by rotting stems and root tissue. In most cases, infected plants will germinate and come up fine, but within a few days they become water-soaked, fall over at the base and die. I have attached a link to our treatment and control page.


    Hope it helps!

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