Definition of brown rot in English:

brown rot

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[mass noun]
A fungal disease causing the rotting and browning of parts of plants, in particular:
  • A disease producing discoloration and shrivelling of apples, pears, plums, and other fruit (caused by fungi of the genus Sclerotinia, subdivision Ascomycotina).A disease resulting in the softening and cracking of timber (caused by bracket fungi of the family Polyporaceae, class Hymenomycetes).
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  • Many gardeners have also found using sprays made from garlic to be very effective in helping to control plant diseases such as powdery mildew, bean anthracnose, and brown rot in almonds, apricots and peaches.
  • Indeed, cracks constitute preferential entry sites for the main agents of brown rot in stone and pome fruits, both in the orchard and after harvest, throughout Europe.
  • Approved for use on stone fruits and almonds to control brown rot, blossom and twig blight, and fruit brown rot.

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