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damp off

To die after overexposure to water. Typically used in reference to plants and seeds. I'm worried that days of torrential rain will cause the flowers I just planted to damp off.
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damp off

[for seedlings] to die from too much water. All the new plants damped off, and we had to buy some from the nursery. The little seedlings damped off and withered away.
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subtilis UKM1 resulted in significant reduction of pre and post damping off, disease incidence and disease severity values (Figure 3).
Damping off incidence was assessed every five days for 5 to 30 DAP by counting the number of emerged but dead seedlings or those exhibiting the root rot/wire stem symptoms per replicate.
Second, we also found that damping off pathogens were the most important cause of seedling mortality, but their effect was less strong in gaps, where conditions are less favorable for fungal attack.
CHAMOMILE TEA FOR DAMPING OFF CHAMOMILE is a concentrated source of calcium, potash and sulphur.
Damping off is a fungal disease which attacks young seedlings.
This will do much to reduce the problem of mildew and damping off in seed trays.
CHESHUNT Compound - this Copper sulphate based chemical for the control of common fungal diseases such as damping off of seedlings comes to the end of its useful life on November 30.
They can also suffer from mildew, Impatiens brown spot and the seedlings are apt to damping off.
It absorbs and holds 10 to 20 times its dry weight in water, and it is a very poor medium for various soilborne fungi, including those that cause seedling damping off.
WATER seedlings with Cheshunt Compound to reduce the risk of them damping off.
The seedlings are subject to damping off and larger plants, under glass, are subject to the usual pests such as red spider mite and whitefly.
Also if we were to sow the seed we may get fungus damping off diseases.
Do not sow antirrhinums too thickly - an excess of seedlings often leads to damping off.
Some are becoming stretched and lanky, others are elbowing one another out of the pots and, worst of all, some are damping off, leaving limp little corpses draped over the surface of the pot.
Watering seedlings with chamomile tea solves my damping off problems.