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Re: CULT: New Rot

Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> The only form of rot that has previously occurred here during the warm
> months is bacterial soft rot. This *new* rot appears to be fungal, however,
> as several small white fuzzy spots were apparent on the affected rhizome.
> It was not slimy or foul smelling, but had a puffy or spongy texture. I
> might mention that since the beginning of August it has been unusually wet
> and humid for this area.
> Does anyone have any ideas about the nature of the problem I have
> encountered?
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)
> cwalters@cache.net


Sounds suspiciously like Crown rot(Sclerotium rolfsii).  Check it out on
page 338 of The World of Iris. 

Rick Tasco
Superstition Iris Gardens
Central California
Zone 8

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