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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Matt D. Connecticut

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Old Root vs New Root

Here is an image of the roots from the removed secondary vine. The root on the left is the bottom (older) root and the root on the right is the top (younger) root. With the addition of CloneX gel the root branching is increased and the reason for the lack of this on the sick root (on the left) is because of the rotting off of the finer branches. Since this vine was removed early the disease has not had a chance to progress to the newer root.

This is what makes this plant material a good lab sample as the disease is in the early stages which will help make the detection of the original cause easier. If you wait too long there will be secondary infections that come in as opportunistic and cause problems but are only possible because of the weakening of the plant due to the primary infection.

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