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

Authors

G C. MacNish

Keywords

Rhizoctonia solani, Geographical distribution, Crop losses, Cropping systems

First Page Number

91

Last Page Number

95

Abstract

Rhizoctonia patch is now widespread within Western Australia, having been recorded on all cereals and on a wide variety of other crops and pasture plants. Although the disease-as its name implies - looks spectacular in the field, the overall reduction in crop yield is probably small. However, its increasing frequency is causing considerable concern as the disease appears to be associated with minimum or reduced tillage systems.