root disease


: a disease affecting a root system or attacking a plant primarily through the roots
especially : a stunting and deterioration of sugarcane caused by unfavorable soil conditions and attacks of fungi of the genus Pythium (especially P. arrhenomanes)

called also Lahaina disease

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“Root disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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