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Publication Date

5-2008

Series Number

4732

Abstract

This Bulletin describes symptoms and control methods for the most commonly encountered cereal root diseases in Western Australia:

  • rhizoctonia bare patch
  • root lesion nematode
  • take-all
  • fusarium crown rot
  • cereal cyst nematode
  • common root rot
  • pythium root rot

Diseases caused by pathogenic micro-organisms can significantly reduce the yield of cereals. Some of these diseases are uncommon while others occur over a large area of the Western Australian wheatbelt every year. The most prevalent root diseases of cereals in Western Australia are rhizoctonia bare patch, root lesion nematode and take-all. Less widespread are fusarium crown rot, cereal cyst nematode, common root rot and pythium root rot.

Number of Pages

24

ISSN

1833-7236

Keywords

Field crops, Diseases and pests, Western AustraliaRoots rots control Western Australia

Disciplines

Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Biosecurity

Root disease under intensive cereal production systems

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