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Phytophthora Root Rot on Woody Ornamentals
Austin Hagan, Jacqueline Mullen
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 02/10/2000

Phytophthora root rot is the most damaging disease of many container- and field-grown woody ornamentals. Rhododendrons are the most sensitive woody plants to this devastating disease, but serious losses have also occurred with azaleas and junipers. This publication identifies the symptoms and disease cycle of phytophthora root rot and recommends approaches to control and prevention. Lists plants both susceptible and resistant to the disease.