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Diseases that occur underground can be difficult to detect and diagnose but they must be identified correctly to enable appropriate control measures to be implemented.
A dark-spot forming fungal disease that is mainly a problem in wet warm spring weather.
Sclerotinia stem rot is a fungal disease that causes stem and plant death during flowering.
A white-spot forming fungal disease that is mainly a problem in wet weather.
Clubroot is caused by a soil-borne fungus that only affects plants in the Cruciferae family including canola,mustard, wild radish, wild mustard, wild turnip and vegetable brassicas.
Damping-off is seedling root and hypocotyl (seedling stem) disease that can be caused by a complex of Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Pythium fungi.
A fungal disease infecting foliage of canola, it mainly affects seedlings and is rarely found beyond the rosette stage.
A widespread root disease caused by a soil-borne fungus and generating yield losses of 1-5% in Western Australia each year.
There could finally be a fungicide option to reduce the impact of the widespread cereal disease rhizoctonia bare-patch, which costs the grains Western Australian industry $27 million each year.
Spot-type net blotch is a stubble-borne fungal foliar disease occurring more frequently in the medium and high rainfall areas of the West Australian (WA) wheatbelt.