Fungi and fungicides; a practical manual, concerning the fungous diseases of cultivated plants and the means of preventing their ravages . he central portions of celery plants are frequentlyattacked by a disease which causes what growers call the ^^soft rot. A portion of a plantso affected is represented in Fig.64. This appears to be due tominute bacteria. It esj^eciallyattacks plants banked or stored inwet places, and sometimes causesserious losses. Golden sorts ap-pear to be most liable to the mal-ady. Dr. Halsted advises, as apreventive, keeping celery dry orplacing it under pure water. His

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Fungi and fungicides; a practical manual, concerning the fungous diseases of cultivated plants and the means of preventing their ravages . he central portions of celery plants are frequentlyattacked by a disease which causes what growers call the ^^soft rot. A portion of a plantso affected is represented in Fig.64. This appears to be due tominute bacteria. It esj^eciallyattacks plants banked or stored inwet places, and sometimes causesserious losses. Golden sorts ap-pear to be most liable to the mal-ady. Dr. Halsted advises, as apreventive, keeping celery dry orplacing it under pure water. His
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Fungi and fungicides; a practical manual, concerning the fungous diseases of cultivated plants and the means of preventing their ravages . he central portions of celery plants are frequentlyattacked by a disease which causes what growers call the ^^soft rot. A portion of a plantso affected is represented in Fig.64. This appears to be due tominute bacteria. It esj^eciallyattacks plants banked or stored inwet places, and sometimes causesserious losses. Golden sorts ap-pear to be most liable to the mal-ady. Dr. Halsted advises, as apreventive, keeping celery dry orplacing it under pure water. Hisdiscussion is found in the 1892report of the Jew Nersey Experi-ment Station. The injury of thismalady is not confined to the core.The leaves are also affected ; theybecome spotted with brown, thespots often having the watery ap-pearance that bacterial blightsare likely to produce. Instancesare on record in which large cropshave been ruined by this disease. FIG. 64. SOFT ROT OF ^ i , .1 cEi^ERY. It seems quite possible that the bacteria causing this malady are the same as the onescausing tomato and potato blight and similar diseases.. FUNGI AFFECTING THE ONION more or less

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