Across Regions, Africa, Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases, Research, Studies/Reports

Role of inoculum source on Rhizoctonia disease development

Understanding the contribution of seed tuber- and soilborne inoculum of Rhizoctonia solani AG 3-PT in causing black scurf disease epidemics is an important step in implementing effective management strategies for the pathogen, according to potato specialists in the potato producing country of South Africa, one of the biggest producers of potatoes on that continent.

According to team lead, Prof Jacquie vanderWaals at the University of Pretoria, her team suspects the possibility of new genotypes emerging in the field.

Further information from Prof vanderWaals at jacquie.vanderwaals@up.ac.za, Read the article on p.10 in the launch issue of the Global Potato News magazine.

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