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Managing and Monitoring Viral and Soil-Borne Pathogens in Tasmanian Potato Crops


Sparrow, LA and Wilson, CR, Managing and Monitoring Viral and Soil-Borne Pathogens in Tasmanian Potato Crops, Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies, Springer, Z He, R Larkin and W Honeycutt (ed), London, pp. 309-325. ISBN 978-94-007-4103-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1


The characteristics of Tasmanian potato production, including its geographic isolation, seed certification scheme, and long rotations have helped to minimize the incidence of important potato viruses. However, many soil-borne pathogens have steadily built-up in Tasmanian potato soils. The main influence on pathogen concentrations, especially for the powdery scab pathogen, seems to be the presence of the host crop in the rotation. A useful predictive relationship between pathogen DNA and powdery scab severity has emerged from work to date but needs testing across a range of potato cultivars.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop 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:Sparrow, LA (Dr Leigh Sparrow)
UTAS Author:Wilson, CR (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:80599
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2012-11-05
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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