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Rhizoctonia diseases affecting the yield and quality of potatoes

An account of the damage to potatoes caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani and a description of its biology, epidemiology and control.

Year of Publication2009

Rhizoctonia solani causes stem and stolon canker of potatoes and black scurf of tubers, reducing saleable yield and quality. Sources of infection include the soil, plant debris and contaminated seed potatoes. Factors affecting the incidence of the disease are described and related to cultural and chemical control methods.

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plant pathologypests and diseases of potatoescultural control
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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