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Ergot: A New Disease Threat to Sorghum in the Americas and Australia

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Bandyopadhyay, R., Frederickson, D. E., McLaren, N. W., Odvody, G. N. and Ryley, M. J. (1998) Ergot: A New Disease Threat to Sorghum in the Americas and Australia. Plant Disease, 82 (4). pp. 356-367.


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS.1998.82.4.356

Publisher URL: https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/PDIS.1998.82.4.356


Sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, is the world’s fifth most important cereal crop, cultivated on about 45 million hectares for food, feed, beverage, and fodder. The most significant technological change since the 1960s has been the development and use of F1 hybrid seed (14), which has lead to a dramatic
improvement in the crop’s productivity. Sorghum cultivation in intensive, commercialized systems where yields average 3 to 5 t ha-1 relies almost totally on hybrid seed. In contrast, yields vary widely and average less than 1 t ha-1 in low-input production systems.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Open access pdf attached
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Sorghum
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