Texas root rot - Knowledgebase Question

Hereford, Ar
Question by tannest
March 13, 2010
How do I eliminate or minimize Texas root rot?

Answer from NGA
March 13, 2010


Texas Root Rot, or Cotton Root Rot is the nemesis of gardeners and farmers. No other disease attacks more kinds of plants that Texas Root Rot. And few diseases are harder to control. The best approach is to stick with resistant plants such as sweet alyssum, basil, bee-balm, collinsia, calla lily, California poppy, candytuft, canna, cucumber, cyclamen, daffodil, deutzia, dill, fennel, ferns, foxglove, gypsophila, hackberry, hyacinth, iris, lily, mints, mimulus, muskmelon, mustard, nasturtium, oak, osage-orange, oxalis, palms, pansy,petunia, phlox, pinks, pomegranate, poppy, portulaca, primorse, pumpkin, sage, verbena, violet, wallflower, watermelon, yucca, and zinnia. Note that most annuals are winter growers (when the fungus is at its weakest). Other annuals can be tried during the cool months as well. When planting large beds, it's a good idea to mix susceptible plants with the above resistant plants. Also develop a crop-rotation scheme for vegetable gardens. Hope this helps!

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