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Dieback may refer to a number of plant problems and diseases including:
  • Forest dieback
    Forest dieback
    Forest dieback is a condition in trees or woody plants in which peripheral parts are killed, either by parasites or due to conditions like acid rain and drought....

     caused by acid rain, heavy metal pollution, or imported pathogens
  • The death of regions of a plant or similar organism caused by physical damage, such as from pruning
    Pruning is a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots. Reasons to prune plants include deadwood removal, shaping , improving or maintaining health, reducing risk from falling branches, preparing nursery specimens for...

  • Those caused by the genus Eutypa
    Eutypa is a genus of fungi in the family Diatrypaceae.-External links:*...

    , such as Eutypa dieback
    Dead arm (grapes)
    Dead-arm, sometimes grape canker, is a disease of grapes caused by a deep-seated wood rot of the arms or trunk of the grapevine. As the disease progresses over several years, one or more arms may die, hence the name "deadarm". Eventually the whole vine will die...

  • Those caused by the genus Phytophthora
    Phytophthora is a genus of plant-damaging Oomycetes , whose member species are capable of causing enormous economic losses on crops worldwide, as well as environmental damage in natural ecosystems. The genus was first described by Heinrich Anton de Bary in 1875...

    , such as Phytophthora cinnamomi dieback
    Phytophthora cinnamomi
    Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soil-borne water mould that produces an infection which causes a condition in plants called root rot or dieback. The plant pathogen is one of the world's most invasive species and is present in over 70 countries from around the world.- Life cycle and effects on plants :P...

  • Those caused by the genus Seiridium, such as Seiridium cardinale dieback or cypress canker