New Bamboo shoots dying

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naj01
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New Bamboo shoots dying

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these new shoots when they reach 5ft... start turning brown than black and turn mushy....
this has happen to two different plants...
the plants are 10months old....
can anyone tell me wht this is ?

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bambooseller
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Re: New Bamboo shoots dying

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cut the upper portion
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Re: New Bamboo shoots dying

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I have something like this happening - see photos below. Are you near salt water? Do the new stalks also die when they are only 1-2" high?
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Re: New Bamboo shoots dying

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Holes like that make me think of slugs or bugs eating into the new shoot then when it un-telescopes the hole is on each section. Normally when I've seen it, it is not widespread so you may have a different cause but put some diatomaceous earth around them perhaps?
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