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Management of Major Fungal and Fungal-Like Soilborne Diseases of Potato


Tegg, RS and Wilson, CR, Management of Major Fungal and Fungal-Like Soilborne Diseases of Potato, Sustainable Management of Potato Pests and Diseases, SpringerLink, SW Chakrabarti, S Sharma and MA Shah (ed), Singapore, pp. 525-540. ISBN 978-981-16-7694-9 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-16-7695-6


This brief review focuses on the three most widely researched potato soilborne fungal or fungal-like diseases in recent years. A scan of published literature over the past 10 years identified Verticillium dahliae, Rhizoctonia solani, and Spongospora subterranea that cause verticillium wilt, black scurf, and powdery scab, respectively, as those for where considerable recent research had been undertaken. Their similarities, the production of long-lived resting structures within the soil, combined with some unique differences including pathogen life cycle and control options, provide the opportunity to discuss recent relevant research that provides insight into their management and identify research gaps that would aid understanding of these recalcitrant pathogens and subsequent diseases.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:soilborne diseases, sclerotia, black scurf, verticillium wilt, powdery scab, alternate hosts, soil health, disease control, potato, fungi
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Tegg, RS (Dr Robert Tegg)
UTAS Author:Wilson, CR (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:149959
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2022-05-03
Last Modified:2022-05-12
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