Shimla: Apple plant root rot disease is a common disease in apple plants in the Shimla district region. Every year, apple growers’ complain about the problem, and lost many full-grown plants.  

Tree root rot is caused by Phytophthora fungal disease can survive in the soil for many years as spores. These spores are resistant to drought and to a lesser extent, chemicals. Fungal growth explodes with cool temperatures and ample rainfall.

Noted progressive apple growers Prem Chauhan has come out with a detailed video about the disease and explain the nature and cure of root rot.

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