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Monday, September 02, 2013

How to Protect Your Plants from Pythium Root Rot 

CX Hydroponics

As every expert hydroponic gardener will certainly tell you, Pythium is a harmful plant life pest that, if left unattended, may critically damage an entire crop in no more than a couple of days. Pythium belongs to a group of organisms that was once identified as fungi however, recent reviews have shown the distinct strains of Pythium. Thus, Experts changed its classification into a pathogen.

Pythium, also called root rot or "damping off " is a waterborn plant condition that aggressively affects plants in their vegetative and flowering stages. Affected plants show signs of strain infection, crop failure and reduced yields. It thrives in very high density dwc (deep water culture) hydroponics and aeroponic methods that render the most suitable environment for the maturation and proliferation of the pythium spores. A particular contaminated plant can easily spread out the complication to other plants if the system works with an interconnected irrigation system.

To catch an infection, look for a mild yellowing of the leaves, deterioration, and stain with brown areas on the lower part of the stems. And if the roots of your plant quickly come apart on the smallest touch, then it is possible that the plant is spoiled as well. These repulsive pathogens outright invade your plant's root structure which makes healthy white roots to turn brown or dull gray. Root discolouration usually materializes only just a few days shortly after the early contamination. Then, the roots become slimy and develop the appearance and feel of a mush which usually fall off and get circulated in the whole system, inflicting other plants present in the hydroponic environment,.

If Pythium root rot thrives in the exact conditions that hydroponic plants love the most, just how do you make your hydroponic system unlivable for Pythium without bringing harm to your greens at the same time?

Preventive steps are among the best approaches to break a disease. To secure your plants from these pathogens you will need to make sure that your system is well-kept besides your water. Choosing rainwater, well-water or run-off water produces a higher threat of infection.

Avoid over-saturating your system. Excessive saturation or incorrect oxygenation makes an anaerobic atmosphere which is suitable for Pythium growth. You may install air stones to your system to help keep the nutrient solution properly oxygenated.

You can always make the most of Wilt Guard Pythium treatment which works on two ways. It induces the plants to bring out the chemicals that both eliminate pythium from the interior of the plant as well as bombard the stability of the cell wall of the pythium fungal spore. So, what it does is it diminishes the number of inoculum or the capacity of the fungus to attack the plant in the nutrient solution and it also supports the plant to combat the disease off.

If you want to learn more about pythium root rot treatment, simply visit our website through the given links, http://www.cxhydroponics.co.uk/products.

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