Stem Rot?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Grnthmb, Mar 15, 2007.

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    Grnthmb

    Grnthmb Active Member

    I am seeing some type of mold at the base of the stem on my plant. It also seems like its rotting out at the base where the mold stuff is. The plant is growing fine and doesn't seem to be effected by this though. What can I do to fix this?
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    That sounds like a fungus called damping off. It could be a goner.
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    entropic

    entropic Well-Known Member

    Here's some stuff I found, see if it matches your symptoms


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    Grnthmb

    Grnthmb Active Member

    If i took clones from the plant would they end up with the same problem?
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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Well, if the plant is big enough to have branches, and is still living, then you probably don't have a deadly fungus. But if you do, and the branches are healthy enough to root, then they will make fine plants.

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    Grnthmb

    Grnthmb Active Member

    Heres a picture of whats going on. What should I do to make this stop? The plant is very healthy otherwise still.

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    xxDogTagZxx

    xxDogTagZxx Well-Known Member

    I think im havin the same problem. Ill post some pics soon. Neva noticed since my plant was so bushy...
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    curious.george

    curious.george Well-Known Member

    I had a plant do that, a few days later it fell over, a few days later it was dead.

    You need to keep your stuff more dry.
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    Azzak

    Azzak Active Member

    im having probs with this shit aswell ive just binned 20 eva seeds monster ive got 30 more big bang aswell im keeping my fingers crossed they dont get it ive been reading that treating the infected plants with a copper fungicide with prevent it i think its my cloning tent thats getting too humid thats causing it i thought humidity was good for seedlings and cuttings i guess i was wrong its been and expensive mistake and 1 i dont want to happen again.
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    theleanbean

    theleanbean Active Member

    i no why the roots are doing this, and i now how to stop it!!!!!1 listen up because i spent the whole day at collage reseaching this, and i now my stuff

    i had the same problem, i have 5 aerogardens, all filled with plants frowing, now the first time i did this, all my plants had stem ort.

    listen if you have the aerogarden- what you need to do is, TURN THE WATER PUMPS OFF. THERE ISNT A BUTTON TO DO THIS, BUT WOT I DID IS PUT CARDBOARD OVER THE FUSE, AND THE PUMPS DNT PUMP WATER ANY MORE.

    SECOND THING, U NEED TO GET A FAN, AND FAN U PLANTS !!!!!

    3RD THING, NOW UR PLANTS ROOTS R LONG ENOUGH U DNT NEED THE PUMP, U ALSO DNT NEED AS MUCH WATER EITHER, SO U CAN EMPTY SUM OF THE WATER


    do these 3 things, before the stem rot and u will b fine. u mite even be able to save ur plants if u do this wen they r already rotting


    take this advise people, it saved mine
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    theleanbean

    theleanbean Active Member

    soz about the typing, and spelling im realy baked
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    mickthedroog

    mickthedroog Active Member

    hey man this happened to me too, in an AG. Was just wondering if you were sucessful at actually reversing falling-ness of the plants? No open sores, theyre just fallin over.
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    GringoLoco

    GringoLoco Well-Known Member

    Keep the water on the roots not the stem. As a quick fix, when you first start seeing the brown "rust" color at the base of the stem, dry it off, scrape the brown stuff off, doing your best not to damage the stem, then take two fingers dipped in baking soda and gently rub it on the stem - the baking soda will help absorb the moisture and hopefully prevent the spread of the fungus.

    Hope this helps.
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    mickthedroog

    mickthedroog Active Member

    most certainly.
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    mickthedroog

    mickthedroog Active Member

    okay sometihng weird happened. This is about two days later.......so one has died another is on the way but one seems to be fighting it. It was leaning over but it started straightening itself back up Im afraid to do the baking soda thing on it for fear of killing it the stems are tiny, theyre only about a week old. Any chance of it warding the fungus off on its own? Its growing new leaves and straightening up as I said before...crossing my fingers
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    chongbong

    chongbong Active Member

    man i wanna start a dwc bucket screw this soil bull but i dont want this to happen
    maybe adding an airstone or another pump could help mould doesnt like air circulation
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    Ella

    Ella Member

    also-
    hydrogen peroxide- scub the stem with a toothbrush daily, removing all rot and dying matter.
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    JohnnyAppleStint

    JohnnyAppleStint Member

    as others have said, its the wetness at the stem causing this issue, and i have seen it happen when clones are left in a cloner too long.. (3+ weeks, etc).. what you need to do is the following...

    1. lower the water level inside the aero/hydro system a little. if you have air stones bubbling inside, that causes water to reach the top...
    2. use a timer on your air pump to go on/off/on every 30 minutes.. and then once established you can push to 15 on, 45 off. thats what i do, but i am using a cloner that uses a water sump instead of the air bubbler inside but its the same principal. you want to get them wet, but not soaking in water 24/7 or else they will rot...

    -jas
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    greencuz09

    greencuz09 Member

    u always need the pump crazy u need air the pump it to keep the water arriated
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    SUNEMPEROR

    SUNEMPEROR Member

    Thanks for posting this I was having the similar issue in my dwc wit drippers

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