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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.

Publication Date

5-2008

Series Number

4732

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Agriculture | Food Science | Forest Sciences | Plant Sciences

Root disease under intensive cereal production systems

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