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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Laurie Depiazzi

Keywords

Foot rot, Dichelobacter nodosus, Control programmes, eradication, Western Australia, Bunbury

First Page Number

130

Last Page Number

133

Abstract

The footrot eradication scheme in Western Australia has resulted in a low prevalence of severe footrot.

To appreciate the achievement, we need to understand what exactly is being eradicated. 'S' strains of Dichelorbacter nodosus, the infectious bacterium of footrot, are the target of footrot eradication. Laurie Depiazzi examines the basis for eradicating 'S' strains.