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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
• 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.
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Field crops Diseases and pests Western Australia, Roots rots control Western Australia
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MacLeod, B, Vanstone, V, Khangura, R, and Beard, C. (2008), Root disease under intensive cereal production systems. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Bulletin 4732, 24p.