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Controlling Pythium and associated pests in ginger

Smith, Michael and Abbas, Rob (2011) Controlling Pythium and associated pests in ginger. Project Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

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Abstract

This project is to identify treatments that ginger growers can use to control two serious soil-borne pathogens that have emerged and threaten the viability of the ginger industry. Pythium myriotylum, responsible for a severe rhizome rot, is the more serious of the two. It was first identified by ginger growers in the 2007/08 growing season, with some producers reporting total crop losses in some blocks. Symphylids are wingless soil-inhabiting arthropods that feed on the ginger plant's root tips and impair the plants´ ability to absorb nutrients, seriously restricting plant growth and development. Damage caused by symphylids to ginger roots is also expected to facilitate entry of Pythium into the plant.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Projects:Project No. PRJ-005612
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Deposited On:10 Nov 2011 01:01
Last Modified:05 Sep 2016 05:33

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