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|Title:||Industry Approach to Disease Control|
|Publisher:||Australian Cotton Growers Research Association|
|Abstract:||The confirmation of Fusarium wilt in a field north of Moree daring the 1996/7 season jolted the cotton industry. Major sections of industry were alarmed at the extent the disease had spread through many cotton production areas of Australia. Unlike most other diseases of cotton, Fusarium wilt poses more questions than answers on how the industry effectively manages and contains the disease in known affected areas. This paper concentrates on the industry's efforts to manage Fusarium wilt. In 1993 the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp vasinfectum (fov) was isolated from cotton plants from the Darling Downs, and 1994 from the Boggabilla district. This disease has now been identified at other locations at Mungindi, Boggabilla, Goondiwindi, Moree, and daring 1998 at Garah, Miles and Theodore. Fusarium wilt has not been recorded in Central Queensland, St George or cotton production areas in the Namoi and Macquarie Valleys of New South Wales. Two distinctly different strains of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp vasinfectum (Fov) - Downs and Boggabilla, have been identified.|
|Appears in Collections:||1998 Australian Cotton Conference|
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