Impacts of soil abiotic attributes on Fusarium wilt, focusing on bananas

Orr, Ryan, and Nelson, Paul N. (2018) Impacts of soil abiotic attributes on Fusarium wilt, focusing on bananas. Applied Soil Ecology, 132. pp. 20-33.

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Production of many crops, including bananas, is threatened worldwide by the spread of pathogenic strains of Fusarium oxysporum, the causal agent of Fusarium wilt. Severity of the disease is related to soil biotic and abiotic attributes, which influence the plant, the pathogen and the other soil organisms. Across a variety of crops, soil temperature, redox potential, and extractable iron and manganese contents are generally positively correlated with disease severity, whereas pH, nitrate:ammonium ratio, organic matter content and extractable calcium, zinc, silicon, potassium, phosphorus and boron contents are negatively correlated, but less consensus exists for bananas. There are numerous incompletely understood interactions between soil abiotic attributes and disease severity, including those between pH- and redox-controlled micronutrient availability, buffering by organic matter and clay, and effects of nutrients on plant defence mechanisms. Though not all soil attributes can be managed, pH, organic matter content and availability of nutrients show promise for manipulation to reduce disease severity and mitigate risk.

Item ID: 55855
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-0272
Keywords: Panama disease, soil health, soil biology, soil chemistry, Fusarium oxysporum
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Under a Creative Commons license []
Funders: Hort Innovation, Queensland Government, Australian Government
Projects and Grants: BA14014
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 03:04
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4106 Soil sciences > 410603 Soil biology @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4106 Soil sciences > 410604 Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science) @ 50%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300403 Agronomy @ 20%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820214 Tropical Fruit @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9614 Soils > 961402 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960804 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 20%
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