Does anyone know what going on with the root on this basil plant on photo? Bugs? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Alice
Dallas, TX (Zone 7b)
Question by Happylady7777
September 9, 2017
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Answer from katerussell0
December 16, 2017


I do not think it has anything to do with the roots. Instead, it looks like a scale insect infestation. Try dipping a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and wiping the bumps off. If you have a hand lens, take a closer look to see if there are soft-bodied insects underneath the bumps. You can learn more about scale insects here:

Name: Alice
Dallas, TX (Zone 7b)
A comment from Happylady7777
December 20, 2017
Thank you so much for your response.The information was very helpful. I appreciate your kindness.

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