soil·​borne | \ ˈsȯi(-ə)l-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce soilborne (audio) \

Definition of soilborne

: transmitted by or in soil

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Damping-Off Damping-off is caused by a variety of soilborne fungi. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 Fusarium wilt, a soilborne disease, is sometimes a problem in hot regions. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Your Complete Guide To Growing Okra," 21 Feb. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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