Crown rot of winter cereals: integrating molecular studies and germplasm improvement

Sutherland, Mark W. and Bovill, W. D. and Eberhard, F. S. and Lehmensiek, A. and Herde, D. and Simpfendorfer, S. (2009) Crown rot of winter cereals: integrating molecular studies and germplasm improvement. In: 17th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference (APPS 2009): Plant Health Management: An Integrated Approach, 29 Sep-1 Oct 2009, Newcastle, Australia.

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Crown rot of winter cereals is a major constraint on grain
production across most growing regions in Australia, particularly where stubble retention is practiced to maintain soil structure and retain soil water. The predominant cause of this disease is infection with Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fpg), although in some southern areas Fusarium culmorum infections are also significant. These Fusarium species are able to grow saprophytically on stubble remnants over the summer and provide inoculum for crop infection in the following season. Losses due to crown rot are highest in seasons featuring a dry finish in which maturing plants experience water stress, with symptoms including basal stem browning and white heads bearing no grain.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 23:54
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 23:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: fungal diseases
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050303 Soil Biology
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)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

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