Reassessing RSD: insights from Harwood

Young, Anthony and Lokes, Steve and Davis, Wayne and Aitken, Bob (2012) Reassessing RSD: insights from Harwood. In: 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2012), 1-4 May 2012, Palm Cove, Australia.


results of diagnostic assays for ratoon stunting disease (RSD) at Harwood were analysed for the period between 2004 and 2011. Data recorded included variety and crop class, which ranged from plant crops after fallow or plough-out replant, up to 4th ratoons and older. There were significantly higher infection rates in replant versus fallowed crop classes. While RSD was detected in 9.4% of all prospective planting material, there were significant differences in infection levels among varieties, generally with higher levels of infection in varieties with higher susceptibility ratings. These results are discussed in relation to current RSD management strategies, the need for comprehensive susceptibility information and the role of resistant varieties.

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Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 02:20
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 04:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: ratoon stunting disease, resistant varieties, hot water treatment, Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli.
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300409 Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments

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