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Pythium root rot of wheat in Queensland soil

Ledingham, R. J. and Vanterpool, T. C. (1967) Pythium root rot of wheat in Queensland soil. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 24 (2). pp. 241-243.

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Abstract

Oospores similar in appearance to those found in roots of browning root rot infected plants in Western Canada were commonly found in wheat roots on the
Darling Downs of Queensland. The crops, when observed, were past the stage when field symptoms of the disease are readily apparent. However, relatively low numbers of oospores and absence of extensive root lesions indicated that injury may have been minimal. It should be realized that browning root rot rarely kills the wheat seedlings or young plants; nevertheless, the partial destruction of the
root system often leads to a yield reduction of 3-10 bus/ac.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Wheat
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Wheat
Live Archive:11 Mar 2024 06:10
Last Modified:11 Mar 2024 06:10

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