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[mass noun] A fungal disease of cabbages, turnips, and related plants, in which the root becomes swollen and distorted by a single large gall or groups of smaller ones.
- ‘If your soil is acidic, sprinkle in lime or wood ashes to neutralize the soil, and defend against clubroot.’
- ‘There is no economical way of eliminating the clubroot organism from fields once infested.’
- ‘In radishes, clubroot causes distorted swellings on the base of the bulb and along the tap root.’
- ‘Once the soil is infested by the clubroot fungus, the fungus will remain viable for years.’
- ‘The microorganism that causes clubroot occurs worldwide and also infects plants in the rose, poppy, and grass families.’
- ‘Hydrated lime appears to be more effective in reducing the severity of clubroot than ground limestone.’
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