- PROJECT NAME
- Improved management of charcoal rot strawberry
- PROJECT CODE
- DELIVERY PARTNER
- The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
- PROJECT LEAD
- David Oag
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Beginning in mid-2017, this project will help tackle charcoal rot, reducing its occurrence and its related losses and costs for the Australian strawberry industry.
It is responsible for investigating improved management approaches including chemical, biological and cultural options for the disease, which is caused by the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina and has symptoms including crown and root rot, plant wilting and yellowing of leaves (chlorosis).
In this update, from Edition 48 of Simply Red, David Oag discusses improving practices to help mangae Charcoal Rot in Strawberries.
There are two articles in this edition of Simply Red (Edition 50). The first on Pages 1-2 highlights the reserch that has shown that the fungus causing Charcoal Rot can survive between crops in infected crowns. A second article on Pages 3-5 reviews a trial comparing LDPE with totally impermeable films (TIFs) for their ability to retain fumigants within soil in experimental cylinders and in the field.
In this article, David provides an update on the project research activities and the advances to date.