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Fibre characteristics of cane - results of measurements carried out at Bundaberg during 1987 season
During September, 1987 a total of twenty-three samples of cane were tested for extreme fibre characteristics at BSES in Bundaberg. The main purpose of this testing program, which was introduced during 1986 season, is to ...
Data-base and data handling programs for Plant Data Record
The information contained in the BSES Plant Data Record is stored in computer data-bases for reporting and reference. Data for both the 1979 and 1980 seasons is stored at Bundaberg and reports for each of these years were ...
Development of a biological control against sugarcane poor root syndrome
The overall objective of the project was to search for and develop an economically effective biocontrol against sugarcane poor root syndrome (PRS). The disease was known to be caused by two pathogenic fungi: Pythium ...
Bioassay for comparing levels of pythium graminicola in soils
In the study of any soil borne pathogen it is essential to have some technique for determining the level of the pathogen in the soil. The levels of Pythium species in soil have been measured by soil dilution plating on ...
Acquisition of Fiji disease virus by Perkinsiella saccharicida kirk and observations on its instars
The first, second and third instars of Perkinsiella saccharicida were the only stages which transmitted Fiji disease virus to healthy Q70 plants after a 48 hour access feed on diseased plants. A key to distinguish the ...
The effect of sugarcane rust (Puccinia melanocephala) on yield
This report details the results obtained from two trials to assess yeild loss caused by sugarcane rust and also outlines the epiphytotiology of the rust disease.
Inheritance of Fiji disease resistance
Various projects have been conducted in recent years to study the inheritance of resistance to Fiji disease. In this report the results of these studies are presented and the implications for the plant breeding programme ...
Development of a fungicide spray schedule to determine the effect of sugarcane rust (Puccinia melanocephala) on yield
This study reports on work carried out to develop a fungicide spray program which is suitable for yield loss assessment investigations. Aspects examined include the efficacy of various concentrations of chlorothalonil and ...
The evaluation of rope-wick application of glyphosate as a method of chemical weed control in some typical farm locations
The effectiveness of rope-wick application of glyphosate (as Roundup) in controlling the common reed Phragmites australis in the Moreton and Rocky Point areas has fostered interest in this method of chemical weed control ...
Studies into races of sugarcane rust
A technique was developed for testing for physiological races of sugarcane rust. A range of cultivars were inoculated with a single spore isolate of Puccinia melanocephala by discharging 3 mg of urediospores into a spore ...