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Smut-proofing the Australian industry - ensuring a reliable cane supply through reduced genetic vulnerability to sugarcane smut
Since the smut incursion and subsequent spread of the disease breeding for smut resistance has become an essential priority for the BSES-CSIRO Variety Improvement program. The strategy that has been adopted includes the ...
Screening of Australian germplasm for resistance to sugarcane smut - SRDC final project report BSS214
Sugarcane smut is a destructive disease that has spread to all commercial sugarcane production areas except Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the east coast of Australia. The disease was recorded for the first time in Australia ...
Technical assessment of survival of smut spores in bales of sugarcane trash
This assessment considers the survival of smut spores in relation to the proposal to store baled trash until there was a low risk of viable spores being present.
Survey of sugarcane in eastern Australia for sugarcane smut : SRDC final report BSS230
Sugarcane smut is a serious disease of sugarcane that can cause yield losses in excess of 30% in susceptible varieties. The disease was found for the first time in Australia on the 21 July 1998 in the Ord River Irrigation ...
Effects of pachymetra root rot and nematodes on some elite sugarcane clones in Australia
PACHYMETRA ROOT ROT and nematodes are the two most important soil-borne pathogens of sugarcane in Australia. An experiment was established in Yandaran, Queensland in grey forest soil with high Pachymetra spore counts (>100 ...
Sugarcane smut yield-loss estimates - eastern Australia 2006 : Responses to questions raised by the consultative committee on emergency plant pests
This document has been prepared by BSES scientists with extensive experience with sugarcane smut. It is based on our reviews of published literature and first-hand experience with smut in the Ord River Irrigation area and ...
SmutBuster: accelerated breeding of smut-resistant sugarcane varieties : SRDC final report BSS325
Sugarcane smut is caused by the fungus, Ustilago scitaminea Syd., and is one of the most serious diseases of sugarcane. At the end of 1983, only the sugar industries of Australia and Fiji remained free from smut. Sugarcane ...
A review of yield losses caused by Australian and selected exotic sugarcane diseases : SRDC final report BS1725
Yield loss studies of Australian endemic diseases, and those exotic diseases posing the greatest threat to production in Australia, are reviewed. There is a need for much research particularly in relating disease intensity ...
Economic analysis of RSD control strategies : final report SRDC project BS101S
The aim of this study was to compare the economics of the existing RSD control strategy in Australia of disease-free seed and disinfecting harvesters with breeding cultivars resistant to RSD. Analysis presented in this ...
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 ...