Definition of clubroot in English:


Line breaks: club|root
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌbruːt


[mass noun]
  • A fungal disease of cabbages, turnips, and related plants, in which the root becomes swollen and distorted by a single large gall or groups of smaller ones.
    • The fungus is Plasmodiophora brassicae, subdivision Mastigomycotina
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    • If your soil is acidic, sprinkle in lime or wood ashes to neutralize the soil, and defend against clubroot.
    • Hydrated lime appears to be more effective in reducing the severity of clubroot than ground limestone.
    • In radishes, clubroot causes distorted swellings on the base of the bulb and along the tap root.

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