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Papaw root rot caused by Phytophthora palmivora Butl.

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Teakle, D.S. (1957) Papaw root rot caused by Phytophthora palmivora Butl. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 14 (2). pp. 81-91.



A severe root rot of papaw (Carica papaya Gaertn.) in Queensland is caused by Phytophthora palmivora Butl. Waterlogging is an important predisposing factor in the occurrence of the disease. In the Brisbane area, soil temperatures are favourable for growth and sporulation of P. palmivora, except during June, July and August. Field evidence suggests that crop rotation reduces the severity of attack. P. palmivora isolated from roots proved capable of rotting green papaw fruit, but a similar fruit rot has not been found naturally in Queensland.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 02:06
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 23:23

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