Management of the major foliar diseases of mungbeans and peanuts in Australia

Ryley, M. J. and Tatnell, J. R. (2011) Management of the major foliar diseases of mungbeans and peanuts in Australia. In: 4th Asian Conference on Plant Pathology and the 18th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference (ACPP/APPS 2011): New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania, 26-29 Apr 2011, Darwin, Australia.

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Mungbeans (Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo) and peanuts
(Arachis hypogaea) are important summer pulse crops in
northern New South Wales and Queensland. Mungbeans are grown as a short season, often opportunistic, crop from
northern New South Wales to central Queensland. The
bacterial diseases tan spot (caused by Curtobacterium
flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens) and halo blight
(Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola) and the fungal
disease powdery mildew (caused by Podosphaera fusca)
commonly occur at damaging levels on mungbean crops in
all regions. Peanuts, traditionally grown as a non‐irrigated
crop, are being increasingly grown under irrigation and in
the sugarcane farming systems of coastal Queensland. Rust
(caused by Puccinia arachidis) and late leaf spot (caused by
Mycosphaerella berkeleyi) cause significant yield losses in
these areas. Management of the important foliar diseases
of mungbeans and peanuts is being achieved through the
integration of different strategies, with resistance playing a pivotal role for all of them. Targeted fungicide applications also play a key management role for both peanut diseases and for powdery mildew on mungbeans, while the use of seed with minimal contamination levels is important for the mungbean bacterial diseases. For both pulse crops, new varieties with improved resistance to these important foliar pathogens combined with other practices will improve their management in the future.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 06:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 02:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: fungal diseases; mungbeans; production losses; peanuts; resistance
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

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