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Phytophthora diseases in durian and durian decline syndrome in Far-North Queensland

O'Gara, E., Guest, D.I., Vawdrey, L., Langdon, P. and Diczbalis, Y. (2004) Phytophthora diseases in durian and durian decline syndrome in Far-North Queensland. In: Drenth, A. and Guest, D.I., (eds.) Diversity and Management of Phytophthora in Southeast Asia. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, pp. 143-152.

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Abstract

Durian is the most popular fruit in Southeast Asia, with high economic and cultural value to the producing countries, which include Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The greatest threat to durian production in all countries is Phytophthora palmivora, which affects all stages of the cropping cycle. This chapter describes the diseases caused by P. palmivora, and their epidemiology. The chapter also describes a perplexing durian-decline syndrome which occurs in northern Queensland, where it appears that P. palmivora is operating in a complex with Pythium vexans and nematodes from the Xiphenema genus. Early control recommendations and their limitations are described, which leads to a discussion of integrated disease management principles and their applicability to the control of phytophthora diseases in durian.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Copyright: © Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Notes: ACIAR Monograph 114 - Paper from The First Regional Workshop on Phytophthora in Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8th-12th November 2002
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4224
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