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Integrated management of disease of pyrethrum


Scott, J and Hay, F, Integrated management of disease of pyrethrum, Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Pyrethrum is grown commercially by Botanical Resources Australia Pty. Ltd. (BRA) for the production of natural insecticidal pyrethrins, for use in household and industrial pest control products. Production is based in northern Tasmania, but has undergone expansion in to Victoria in recent years. BRA currently supplies over half of the global pyrethrin market. Pyrethrum is a perennial crop sown in spring, but not harvested for the first time until summer the following year. This 15 month period of vegetative growth exposes the crop to fungal disease pressure for an extended period. Thus the crop is subject to a large disease complex which can be devastating to yield and persistence, necessitating dedicated winter, spring and summer fungicide programs for control. This project was conducted with the aim of developing an integrated approach to disease management through 1) characterisation of diseases; 2) efficient use of fungicides; 3) provision of high-health seed; and 4) assessment of varietal susceptibility.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:pyrethrum, disease management
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial crops
Objective Field:Plant extract crops
UTAS Author:Scott, J (Dr Jason Scott)
UTAS Author:Hay, F (Dr Frank Hay)
ID Code:119972
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2017-08-08

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