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

Keywords

Trifolium subterraneum, Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Western Australia

First Page Number

16

Last Page Number

19

Abstract

Root rot of subterranean clover has occurred sporadically in the south west of Western Australia for a number of years.

In most seasons the disease has affected the clover paddocks of only a few farms, but in 1973 there was widespread pasture decline due to root rot in the South-West and south coastal districts.

At present the most promising approaches for minimising the effect of root rot appear to be the use of cultivation techniques and eventually the use of resistant varieties, or other pasture species.

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