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

Article Title

Lupinosis

Authors

M R. Gardiner

Keywords

Lupinosis, disease, sweet lupins, livestock

First Page Number

26

Last Page Number

30

Abstract

In spite of many years of intensive investigation lupinosis remains a remarkably complex and baffling problem. Current research is throwing new light on the disease and it is now much better understood— although far from beaten.

Lupinosis research is co-ordinated by the Department of Agriculture's Lupinosis Committee, on which are represented all groups working on the disease. These include veterinary surgeons and pathologists, chemists, plant pathologists and animal husbandry specialists.

Chairman of the Committee is Dr M. R. Gardiner, Chief of the Department's Animal Division and a veteran of lupinosis research.

In this article Dr Gardiner summarises the current state of knowledge of lupinosis and reviews recent research on the disease. A following article is devoted to Phomopsis rossiana, the fungal cause of lupinosis.

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