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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

Olga M. Goss

Keywords

Plant disease identification, Root-knot eelworm, Potatoes.

First Page Number

638

Last Page Number

642

Abstract

In market gardens, the widespread occurrence and economic importance of root-knot eelworm has long been recognised, but in potato-growing areas the presence of the pest is sometimes overlooked. This is because tuber quality rather than total yield is affected. With a light infection, symptoms on the tubers may escape notice even when the crop is dug. However, the planting of infested tubers may lead to the contamination of new areas, and therefore the disease should be avoided particularly in crops grown for seed.

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