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Controlling Pythium in Ginger: Phase 2

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Smith, M. and Abbas, R. (2013) Controlling Pythium in Ginger: Phase 2. RIRDC, Canberra, 26 pages. ISBN 978-1-74254-603-2

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The fungal disease Pythium Soft Rot is regarded by the ginger industry as their most serious disease threat. This project was developed to further investigate the factors contributing to the persistence and spread of Pythium Soft Rot on ginger farms and to identify measures for their control.

The study demonstrated that the pathogen capable of causing Pythium Soft Rot in ginger was spread in contaminated ‘seed’, soil and water and that it can be managed through a combination of strategies that rely on early detection, reducing pathogen levels in soils, preventing water logging and restricting movement of contaminated ‘seed’, soil and water. However, in order to have an effective level of control, all strategies need to be integrated in an effective manner.

Item Type:Book
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Plant culture > Food crops
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Plant pests and diseases
Live Archive:21 Aug 2014 05:29
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:49

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