Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Definition of botrytis

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by GrannyLois:

Any of a genus (Botrytis) of imperfect fungi having botryoidal conidia and including several serious plant pathogens.

Definition as written by Terry:

On strawberry plants, Botrytis cineria is commonly known as "Gray Mold" because of its effects on the fruit, giving it a gray, fuzzy appearance.

The spores are present almost everywhere, and when conditions are favorable (damp, cool weather), the disease can wreak havoc on ripening strawberries.

The best prevention appears to be good garden hygiene (removing diseased fruit and plants, keeping the fruit from contact with the soil, ensuring good airflow around the plants, and providing proper fertilizer to keep the plants growing steadily and without stress.

Fungicides such as Captan can be applied when the problem is detected. New treatments involving having bees deliver the fungicide are proving effective, and may replace spraying regimes.


Add a definition to this term

Return to the Gardenology homepage

Return to Dave's Garden


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America