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.