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Epidemiology and control of banana leaf spot (Mycosphaerella musicola Leach) in North Queensland

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Pont, W. (1960) Epidemiology and control of banana leaf spot (Mycosphaerella musicola Leach) in North Queensland. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 17 (4). pp. 211-272.



The presence of Mycosphaerella musicola, the ascigerous stage of Cercospora musae Zimm., in North Queensland is confirmed. Tip spotting is prominent on mother plants, while line spotting usually occurs on followers. The relationship of seasonal conditions and other factors to infection and duration of the incubation period is discussed in the light of field observations and experiments. Moisture and temperature have the most decisive influence during the epiphyllic stage and the greatest intensity of infection occurs during the wet summer months.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:26 Jun 2024 02:26
Last Modified:26 Jun 2024 03:17

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