What is amping-off and how it affects microgreens?

"You may have a severe problem with what's called damping-off. You might not even be sure what it is. You may suffer from intense panic and just want to escape the issue altogether. Irrespective of your standing, there is a multitude of ways to avoid the disease from taking over. Here you will find the details you need to keep your Microgreens on a safe schedule," says Mandi Warbington with On the Grow.

What is it?
You planted your Microgreens seeds with a ton of gentle care, looking over them like a hawk on the highway watching for a road meal. You dance while the seedlings sprout, then wail in pain as they fall quicker than they emerged. What happened to them?

Typically, the accuser is a parasitic fungus that has invaded the seeds. They have exciting names such as Pythium, Fusarium, and Rhizoctonia. If you really want to get scientific about it, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia are fungi, and Pythium is known as oomycetes. But who's going to count?

Sometimes the seeds don't germinate, sometimes they do and easily turn to mulch soon after. It can be excruciating to lose a whole lot of seedlings and Microgreens in one go.

These fungal spores also live in the soil and can be spread by infected equipment, blown by the wind, or born by pests. Once there, it does not take much to ruin your trays of Microgreens or even your garden beds full of fragile young plants.

Read the entire article at On the Grow 

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