Soil characteristics associated with Panama disease severity

Orr, R.W., Bowen, A., Pattison, A., East, D., and Nelson, P.N. (2018) Soil characteristics associated with Panama disease severity. In: Proceedings of the National Soils Conference. pp. 314-316. From: National Soils Conference 2018, 18-23 November 2018, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Abstract

Panama disease, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), has had devastating effects on banana production globally and is now threatening Australia's largest banana production region, Far North Queensland (O'Neill et al., 2016). Severity of the disease, and growth of the causal organism have been linked to soil properties in other parts of the world, but not in this key agricultural region of Australia (Deltour et al., 2017; Peng et al., 1999). Disease severity is determined by the host plant, the pathogen and the environment. For soil-borne diseases such as Panama disease the soil microbial community is a particularly important aspect of the environment. The host plant, pathogen and soil microbial community are all influenced by abiotic characteristics of the soil. The aim of this study was to determine a) if Panama disease severity differs between soils of Australia's main banana growing area, b) which abiotic soil characteristics are influential, and c) if a rapid assay can be used to rank soils for their effect on disease severity.

Item ID: 58315
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
ISBN: 978-0-646-99723-0
Funders: Horticulture Australia (HA)
Projects and Grants: HA 14014
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 02:44
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl Carbon Sequestration Science) @ 25%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050303 Soil Biology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820214 Tropical Fruit @ 100%
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