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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.
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Field crops, Diseases and pests, Western AustraliaRoots rots control Western Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Biosecurity
MacLeod, B, Vanstone, V, Khangura, R, and Beard, C. (2008), Root disease under intensive cereal production systems. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4732.