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Management of fungal root-rot pathogens in tropical Acacia mangiumplantations


Eyles, A and Beadle, CL and Barry, KM and Francis, AA and Glen, M and Mohammed, CL, Management of fungal root-rot pathogens in tropical Acacia mangiumplantations, Forest Pathology, 38, (5) pp. 332-355. ISSN 1437-4781 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1439-0329.2008.00549.x


Acacia mangium is a fast-growing tree species. It is mainly planted in large monocultures for pulpwood in South-East Asia. Root rot has become the most economically damaging disease of this species with high tree mortality rates observed during second and third rotations. Two main types of root rots have been found in A. mangium, viz. brown root-rot and red-root disease caused by Phellinus spp. and Ganoderma spp., respectively. To assess the future management options for root rot of A. mangium, we review past and current disease-management strategies for root rot in different temperate and tropical industrial tree crops. The efficacies of a wide range of silvicultural, chemical and biological options are detailed, and their potential utilization in managing root rot of A. mangium is discussed. We conclude that the current gaps in knowledge regarding identification, biology and disease epidemiology of the root-rot pathogens will need to be addressed so that effective management options can be developed. © 2008 The Authors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forest health and pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Eyles, A (Dr Alieta Eyles)
UTAS Author:Beadle, CL (Dr Christopher Beadle)
UTAS Author:Barry, KM (Associate Professor Kara Barry)
UTAS Author:Francis, AA (Mr Anthony Francis)
UTAS Author:Glen, M (Dr Morag Glen)
UTAS Author:Mohammed, CL (Professor Caroline Mohammed)
ID Code:46476
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-05

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