Phytophthora Root Rot Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

What Is Phytophthora Disease?

Phytophthora disease is a plant pathogen that spreads to trees and plants by contaminating their roots. This disease is easily transmitted from plant to plant; it spreads by water irrigation, gardening tools, and human activity.

Phytophthora Disease Symptoms

Phytophthora includes approximately 170 named, and likely several hundred unnamed species that are understood to be soil-borne pathogens able to lie dormant in the soil for several years, waiting for the right conditions for infection.

How to Treat and Prevent Phytophthora Disease

Phytophthora root rot is a worldwide problem that can be treated but not completely eradicated. Infected specimens will likely die, unless removed and destroyed beforehand.

Phytophthora Root Rot Is a Global Nuisance

Your tree may be dying from root rot. A blackening trunk, drooping crown, or dieback may be the result of a Phytophthora disease infection.

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