Submitted by Edwin Hwera on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:54
Damping-off is the death of young seedlings, either after emergence or after transplanting. This is noticed through the stem of the plant turning brown or black at soil level and then withering causing death of the plant.
The condition is prevalent in cold, wet soils or in cool, damp weather. Crowding of seedlings, over watering, lack of air circulation or contaminated (pots, soil or water) can increase the chances of plants being affected by Damping-off.
How to Prevent Damping Off